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    ~Marigold~ is offline You make me happy, when skies are grey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    Oi. I'm normal. In a "don't speak to me, I'm not a fan of people, really rather be a hermit" kinda way.
    My kinda normal 😃

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    If we locked eyes, then I probably would nod, smile and say hi.
    But wouldn't go out of my way to tap her on the shoulder and say hi.

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    Default To say hello, or not say hello...that is the question.

    Double post sorry!
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    Default To say hello, or not say hello...that is the question.

    this thread makes me laugh. I can relate to you all.

    When I was a little girl my mum used to go and spend a day (well a couple of hours not all day) a week shopping and mainly browsing at the large shopping centre she worked at. It felt like she used to know everyone and was forever stopping and chatting to people or if she was with someone else pointing out people going, 'isn't that such and such?' It makes me wonder now if things have changed, or if the people my mum ran into used to dread seeing her, hahaha.... In all honesty I think they kept the convo going just as much as my mum did, so perhaps it's a social change as we now get our social fix in other ways. Perhaps my frequent waiting for my mum to finish talking to people when I was a kid is why I avoid running into people, I'm def a quick shop and runner!!!
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    Yeah this thread is also making me sad. I think we are all getting much more disconnected than we used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    Yeah this thread is also making me sad. I think we are all getting much more disconnected than we used to.
    I've just moved into the country and I've noticed that in the nearest country town (Warragul, we are 20 minutes drive from there on a farm), a lot more people stop to talk to each other. It probably comes down to the fact that it's a smaller place and you're more likely to come across someone you know. Every time I go to Coles in Warragul I see people stopping for a chat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    Yeah this thread is also making me sad. I think we are all getting much more disconnected than we used to.
    Not necessarily. I think many people who find kindred spirits on Internet forums are not particularly social in real life. Many but not all. Just my observation. I hope this doesn't come across as criticism as its based on admissions made by members of the forum.

    My circle are very social and chatty. They would find it really strange that I'm part of an online community as well.

    So I don't believe the responses on this topic are representative of society generally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Not necessarily. I think many people who find kindred spirits on Internet forums are not particularly social in real life. Many but not all. Just my observation. I hope this doesn't come across as criticism as its based on admissions made by members of the forum.

    My circle are very social and chatty. They would find it really strange that I'm part of an online community as well.

    So I don't believe the responses on this topic are representative of society generally.
    Yes I think you may be right.

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    I am the same socially as Marigold and Moxy. I married someone very very sociable, and have given birth to 3 extremely sociable children, so I've had to improve my social skills a little, which isn't a bad thing. Every time we go out either my husband or 4 year old daughter see's someone they know (Mikayla knows so many people in the area from daycare and gym creche) and they always have to stop and chat or say hello.


 

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