Thursday, July 9, 2020

Psychic Distance

Brooklyn apartment building (Pixabay)

"Life in New York, as I realized after moving west, can be far lonelier than living in rural Wyoming. The Wyoming cowboy, whose nearest neighbor may be eighty miles away, is separated from companionship only by geographic distance. The New York apartment dweller may be separated by two inches of plasterboard and never exchange a greeting. Shorn of physical distance from others, people create unbridgeable psychic distance."
Bernard Rollin, Putting the Horse before Descartes

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