As we watch our neighbors having their teeth whitened in shopping malls and as we hear them carry on "private" conversations in public, we wonder if they can feel embarrassment.
Embarrassment, this piece asserts, guides us in our interactions with others. A valuable tool in our lives, it is in trouble - as we see every day. Half a dozen times this article will strike you as ringing absolutely true, as it describes us and our friends.
See if you agree that my preoccupation with riders who wave (and who do not) comes from a sense of membership in a group - "signals of the strength of our commitment to our social communities."
I believe you'll enjoy this piece. Written by Christine Rosen. Bravo, Christine.