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the hedgehog’s dilemma September 27, 2006

Posted by Brad Richert in psychology, reflections.
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It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something. – Crash (2004)

The closer that two people get to each other, the more likely they will hurt each other. If those two people stay apart, the pain of loneliness will hurt them.

The hedgehog’s dilemma.

We all live somewhere between these two extremes, attempting to find a balance. What is your tendency? Do you prefer the discomfort of confrontation or the pang of emptiness in your stomach?