Monday, April 9, 2007

Random encounters

If it is indeed true that random encounters between people are less likely to generate epiphany, then it must be concluded that the majority of profound human interaction will occur within family groups. I find this difficult to believe. My assertion would be that all encounters are equally likely to produce moments of profound shifts in perspective and the variable most likely to influence the level of insight is duration and not familiarity. Does anyone study this? Your input would be appreciated.