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    why do we ignore our lonliness?

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    These days, when we pass a person on the street we usually don‘t say hello or even look them in the eye. In the city, we live in a world of strangers, the vast majority of whom we have very little to no personal relationship with whatsoever. Occasionally we may get into brief, interesting exchanges with the person behind the counter at the café or the grocery store, but these exchanges are predicated upon our purchase of something the shop is selling. This makes me wonder if such conversation is merely a byproduct of the capitalist machine in motion, a human byproduct of commerce whereby the exchange of cash sparks the expressive faculties while also providing an adequate social lubricant. While it is, of course, natural for human beings to talk and communicate with one another, unless we have a good excuse or reason to do so we seem to maintain our typical everyday stranger status with the entire general public surrounding us.



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    Clearly misspelled...should be "Loonliness" in her case.
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    Go ahead and chamber that round, UP.
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    Could it be that they see how UP has mutilated it's body and crossed the street to stay as far away from it as possible? I know I would.
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    I've found that people tend to be more cold and distant in bigger cities. Who lives in bigger cities? Liberals.

    Catholics in churches are like that too. That's because they're often up north, where they're more cold and distant. You see more liberals up north.

    But down here, we have a lot of conservative, Protestant Christians in a bunch of small towns and they act like they're your best friend and that they've known you forever. They'll come up to you and talk to you. They don't care if they don't know you from Adam. Sometimes, I like it. Every once in a while, I freak out. lol.



    So, blame the distant stuff on the liberals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    I've found that people tend to be more cold and distant in bigger cities. Who lives in bigger cities? Liberals.

    Catholics in churches are like that too. That's because they're often up north, where they're more cold and distant. You see more liberals up north.

    But down here, we have a lot of conservative, Protestant Christians in a bunch of small towns and they act like they're your best friend and that they've known you forever. They'll come up to you and talk to you. They don't care if they don't know you from Adam. Sometimes, I like it. Every once in a while, I freak out. lol.



    So, blame the distant stuff on the liberals.
    Leave the dark side, come to the light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Leave the dark side, come to the light.
    Sure, I'll make the conservacookies so long as I can bring my blue card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    Sure, I'll make the conservacookies so long as I can bring my blue card.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    UP is a sad case. S/he is mentally ill and needs help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    UP is a sad case. S/he is mentally ill and needs help.
    And many people on DU have told her that, she doesn't want to hear it. I've seen people tell
    her and she goes berserk calling them agents of the drug companies and evil corporate overlords.

    There is no disagreeing with her, if you do she just attacks.
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