7518Re: transit and the single rider
- Jul 15, 2004Another aspect of this is that autoholics enter a completely
altered state of conciousness when ...'behind the wheel'...
They can forget about everything except their immediate
vdeo-game mentakity, which the various fad technologies in
newer cars accentuates. Often you hear autoholics say. "Yeah,
my commute is therapeutic!"
No matter that this ...'therapy'... all too often ends in murder and
suicide, spews incredible amounts of deadly poisons into the
air, and makes thae city virtually unlivable for everyone else! (as
well as causing global warming and sucking the earth dry of
Cars indeed ...ssssSUCK!! (the lifeblood of the earth, as well
as ssSPEW!! poisons into it!...)
(written in reply to the following and others...:
> >>>This is another of the popular reasons why people avoidriding transit
> >>>if they have any choice. We just don't like to sit close tostrangers.
> >>>It's not "pandering" to accomodate this; city people don'tlive
> >>>in large vilage-like groups.most of the
> >>>...I wonder if transit would get a whole lot more popular if
> >>>seats were singles?who "don't like
> >>I'm always baffled when I hear comments like this. Those
> >>to sit next to strangers" would do themselves a tremendousservice to get
> >>out of their comfort zones and rub shoulders with the "other"once in a
> >>while. After experiencing this sort of thing for a while, manypeople
> >>choose it.classes
> But aren't we always forced to encounter strangers anyhow? In
> supermarkets there's people
> behind you and in front you lined up for the cash register. In
> at school and college, meetings at work, large social functions,it's
> likely you'll have to sit next to a stranger... Not to mentionupon
> restaurants and bars....
> >Amen. Ditto, etc.
> >I think the "stranger avoidance" tendency is a behavior based
> >learned attitudes and expectations ("people you don't knoware
> >dangerous"). It had better be -- six-headed-for-ten billionhumans
> >are not gonna be able to live in private bubbles.
> > -Doug
> > Doug Salzmann
> > Kalliergo
> > Post Office Box 307
> > Corte Madera, CA 94976 USA
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