Saturday, December 09, 2006

Holiday Season Again

In a busy new york city subway station, the only way to get where you're going is to not focus on anybody. If you actually notice strangers, take that split second to focus on a face, then slam! You've bumped into someone, or someone's bumped into you--and so much for your smooth exit.

Tourists do this, they take the time to gawk and gander, checking out the rushing bodies. But New Yorkers have learned to simply scan the heads, and blur everybody out to get a smooth, clean, sylish exit.

I'm wondering if this subway strategy translates to life in general. Do we reach our aims quicker if we blur everybody else out?

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