Yesterday I waved at a neighbor as he left for work and he looked right at me and continued on without waving back. I know he saw me and even though I don’t know him well he could have waved. In the south you wave even if you don’t know the person and you are expected to wave back. It’s one of those cultural things having to do with southern politeness and charm. And I like it.
I have observed several of these types of things lately that lead me down the thought road that our society is becoming more and more introverted. The inundation of information leads us to believe crime is rampant. We focus on our smart phones instead of the world around us. Technology is producing people who do not interact. In short, people simply are not talking to each other.
Have you noticed this? Does it concern you? Will it change?