Had a couple unrelated thoughts this afternoon after discussing a point or two with different people– interested to hear from others on either or both:
- Why do you think it is that couples tend to hang out with other couples? You don’t seem to see a couple with a “third wheel” that often, or, just for example, maybe a couple with a pair of un-coupled friends. I mean, it happens, sure, but why do you think “another couple” would be a couple’s first choice for partners at a social engagement? What makes that better than one of these other scenarios?
- The way that people get information seems to shift more and more toward non-traditional means within cyberspace (pseudo-reporting/opinion pieces through blogs being one example). I wonder if there’s any verifiable evidence that average Internet users are shying away from traditional news mediums, and, if so, I wonder if and when there will ever be a backlash where someone starts saying, “What the hell does this guy know? That’s just an opinion…” Maybe it comes out of time and experience, or maybe there has been a slow and steady shift, but journalism seems to be more subjective than ever. I’m wondering, when is the backlash due to happen, and is there any way we can speed it up?
Carry on with your weekend. I have 64 minutes to go.