Hello Stranger Analysis

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In modern society, we live with the constant struggle of people attached to their electronic devices becoming closer to social isolation. On public transportation, realistically, the number of times we would talk to a stranger daily is none. In the article, “Hello Stranger,” Elizabeth W. Dum and Michael Norton argue with the conducted social experiment to show the difference in experience between acting sociable or isolated. The results given proves that the way people act in public transportation is nothing more than a norm adopted by the majority of people. According to the article, people were affected positively compared to being insolated. This allows Elizabeth W. Dunn and Michael Norton to conclude that if people were to adapt to being sociable with strangers, it will bring positive results. As much we want to cooperate with people, the ideal world doesn’t exist. In New York, the amount of personality you encounter varies, where you can meet a genuine person to a despicable person. As a New York citizen in New York City, …show more content…
According to the article, it states, “.. we tend to put on our happy face when we meet them, reserving our crankier side for the people we know and love.” Following up with the example of the couple and the boyfriend who didn’t express his bad mood to the stranger, this isn’t always true with people talking to those close to them. Including myself, there are more people that I know that show their current emotions to strangers and hides them from their close ones to avoid any problems, whether it be smiling, frowning or crying. The article only targeted a couple for this portion of the experiment so it’s unfair and bias to that claim. Therefore, the results in this portion of the experiment isn’t accurate since it varies to different people so our reactions to strangers aren’t always the

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