I read this really interesting piece today on closeness, communication, and randomness. It’s a great article at Anil Dash, if you’re looking for something to read in that light of things.
Actually, it reminds me of things I used to talk about with Joe Pierce back in the day. He was living in Boston at the time and was on a crusade to get people to lighten up and say hello, no matter how random the exchange seemed. Being a Bostonite, I appreciate our non-communicativeness and have a well honed “don’t talk to me” face, but something of his idea did melt me a bit.