I saw a woman walking in & out of a #yegtraffic intersection. Obviously, she was in duress. There was a real lack of compassion from drivers. Most were shouting at her. That 7 seconds she was in the road was an affront to the false sense of control the dehumanizing cars gave them.
Cars give us a real walls to put up. Cars are full of MY stuff, MY radio station, MY speed, MY control. Not all drivers are like this, but it seems to be a danger.
Television and mobile phones are similar to cars. They are truly isolating, yet we think we're getting a human connection by watching a show or sports event with millions of others. We're on FB with others, but the flat screens keep us disconnected emotionally. Those all important face-to-face connections are missing. Then humans, real people, become less than human. They become groups we choose to hate. Though, they are individuals we have never met.
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