[FoRK] social alienation...
Fri Sep 23 16:05:43 PDT 2005
On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 01:03:50PM -0500, Corinna wrote:
> Just curious, what kind (and how many) of people do you hang out with?
Bikers who use email, people who go to English pubs, social activists,
girlfriends, a handful of folks who get coffee every Sunday at
Division st. Stumptown in Portland.
> Do you feel out of place when you're with, ahhh, shall we say, less
> intelligent people? (Not stupid or dumb, just normal people with normal
I don't know how to measure that. I do feel uncomfortable around
Republicans, folks who watch a lot of TV and functional illiterates.
Race and social class also figure.
> What do you talk about with casual strangers
Mostly books, alternative energy, cooking and motorcycles.
> In jobs I've had when I've had to deal with the general public, I
> feel very strongly how "different" (in an undefined, subtle kind of
> way) I am. Even among "bright" people I feel this, though it's less.
Different background and worldview, most likely. You're probably part
of the reality-based community, to boot.
And in response to your later email, you might look for a Unitarian
church or fellowship. There's nests of the buggers all over.
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