28 September 2006
Are we becomming disconnected as a culture? I watch as hundreds of people scurry to class, most of them with their iPods on or talking on their cellphones. People no longer talk to each other, especially to strangers. I notice this as someone who is guilty of it myself. How many times have I sat on the bus beside someone with my headphones and completely ignored the person. Oddly enough, my first year at PSU I met a kid, who I never learned his name, at the bus stop. We must have had class in the same building and waited everyday for the bus after class. We would talk for a good twenty minutes and it was something I honestly enjoyed. It would be nice to see more people be friendly and just say hello to the random people beside you, trust me, it cannot hurt. I want everyone to talk to a random person this week, whether it be on the bus, in class, walking on campus/in town, or even in line at the ATM machine.