|RE: Intimacy with 10, or 200?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Major (JMAJORmhz.com)|
|Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 08:27:49 -0600|
>The theory goes that it is pretty easy to achieve intimacy with 10 people >and noone would expect intimacy with 200, but in between is an >awkward number. This brings to mind a quote from Kurt Vonnegut along the lines of: "We all evolved in communities where everyone we met on a daily basis was someone we were *related* to. That explains why modern urban life makes us so crazy..." It was something that laid the ground for my involvement in CoHo - we've lost the "middle ground" between close family, and strangers - that is why that intimacy is so difficult to achieve these days. But wasn't that middle ground (in the millions of years of Stone Age evolution) where culture happened, adolescents became adults, adults passed on, and the Stories were told? I wonder how long it will take for us to rediscover what we've thrown away? John "Amateur Anthropologist" Major Wasatch Cohousing ... where we are eyeing warily the difference between the costs of our beloved units, and the market values in our area...
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