Monday, April 9, 2012

Relatively ponderous

One thing I've thought about recently is how often one talks to people. And which people get's talked to more often than others.

You may or may not have noticed this, but some people somehow manages to get into the "people you talk to" zone. People who, for one reason or another, just happen to text, tweet or in some way talk at you, with some sort of regularity.

We may attribute this to differences in mental distance. Some people are just closer than others, and so the thought of writing something to - or at - them comes to you easier than they otherwise might. And, conversely, that some people are more distant than others, and thus less likely to be written too.

Now, there are reasons why people are where they are in your mental geography. Which vary from person to person - in every sense of the word. Let's leave them for later.

One more specific thing on my mind lately is how much you should talk to those you find yourself in proximity to. It is quite possible to talk to people more or less nonstop during the day, in various forms. But do you really want to? And is it okay to drop out of these close, constant encounters for the sole reason that you've talked all day?

I ponder. And I just might another ecology to the one I've talked about for the last few days. The ecology of relations - interpersonal relations.

I ponder indeed.

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