It’s often in crowds that we find solitude. It’s a hyper connected society that finds time and place to be so personally disconnected in today’s metropolitan world.
I commute to work everyday in public transport. It’s on rare occasion that I find two strangers talking to each other. When a random conversation starts, you can hear a thick wall of ice crumbling down. As soon as the ice cracks it starts to build up again and everyone goes back into their crowded cocoon.
I wonder if the supply and demand principle is in play. I wonder when we find too many people around us we take humanity for granted.
Where do we find these walls that we surround ourselves by. Do we take these walls with us to our offices, to our homes.
It’s almost like we are reliving what our parents might have taught us when we were kids, “Don’t talk to strangers.