> You’re on the bus, and one of the only free seats is next to you. How, and why, do you stop another passenger sitting there? New research reveals the tactics commuters use to avoid each other, a practice the paper published in Symbolic Interaction describes as ‘nonsocial transient behavior.’

Was going to say this is everything that’s wrong with the world today but that’s massively overstated. Lots of things are wrong with the world today and this only touches the surface. ***This *IS one of the reasons people are unhappy. Almost everyone craves social interaction and yet most of us avoid it outside our inbred cliques.Thisis also why people, especially men, ‘settle’. Someone better is out there but the social friction to find (him/)her is apparently too intense. We can always start a new character if we don’t like the outcome.. oh wait.