Saturday, December 27, 2008


Even thought we say that we know that other people are as complex as we are, people have a tendency to simplify and generalize other people. I am completely guilty of this, especially as of late. However, I do think it is a totally rationally way to think. Most people are generally predictable. Even unpredictable individuals can be predictably unpredictable.

Right now I am in Rhode Island with my cousin Brad. Foster, the town in which I am currently staying, is a painfully secluded rural area in southern Rhode Island. I was talking to Brad's girlfriend today and she mentioned that in Foster there is nothing to do but drink. This sentiment sounded very familiar. Almost any teenager, when asked what there is do in the town in which they reside, will comment on the fact that there is nothing to do in their town but drink. This leads me to believe that there is nothing to do anywhere. People are bored all over the world and when people get bored, they drink.

Speak easy,

1 comment:

Selina said...

Drinking can be a great way to pass time, although it can do some nasty things to your liver. I wonder if people in big cities feel like there is too much to do so they resort to drinking to simplify things.