“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Are we getting nicer?
Monday, April 6, 2009

I've noticed lately in my travels a change in people: I think we are being nicer to each other as strangers. I find people stepping out of their personal bubbles and engaging more with each other, often with humor. I've been witnessing more acts of kindness ... people helping each other with suitcases, for example, or letting people cut in line.

My theory: This is a symptom of the current economic crisis, a misery-loves-company thing. We all have something in common: that 40-percent drop in our wealth.