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  •  It's a strange thing (5+ / 0-)

    In small towns, community is this collection of direct, personal connections.  If you've only ever known that, it seems impossible that a city could be anything but impersonal.  How can you possibly know all those people on such a level?

    The right word for it is transpersonal.  Even the people you don't know well who are part of your neighborhood matter.  It's not just "I like you, thus I care about you."  It's "You're one of us, thus I care about you.  Not in the abstract, I really care about you."  I never really got it before moving to the city, and I really miss it since moving away.

    In comparison to Brooklyn, rural America is a very lonely place.  Plus the sushi sucks.

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