The Benefit Of A Lack Of Personal Space

Why social tolerance is inversely proportional to available personal space

Farmer in a soybean field (United Soybean Board) and a normal crowd at Grand Central Station (Paul Katcher)

A Country Boy’s Fears

He grew up in a place where cars passed by maybe three or four times an hour on a busy day. The closest city was fifteen miles away, and to him, any city with 12,000 residents was almost a metropolis. His family had an acre of…