Sunday, November 27, 2011
Degrees of Separation
But apparently, I am not alone in this - and there is a very good explanation for this phenomenon. Degrees of Separation
You're probably thinking that this sounds familiar.. 6 degrees of separation, right? Wikepedia describes this phenomenon like this "Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, "a friend of a friend" statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer." Sounds legit... And scary!
What does this mean for people who share the same interests, live in similar areas, follow the same dreams. The degrees must be even smaller. And I can totally vouch for this. Like most people, really, are only separated from us by like 1 or 2 people. No matter where I go or who I meet, I can always find a way to make a connection to my past - and it is shocking easy how quickly this happens.
The world is a pretty small place, and it is almost impossible to escape.