New York Magazine published a cover story this week entitled,
Do You Know How to Behave?
Sounds like an interesting read, right? Most people think they already know how. New York framed it like this…
The ways we socialize and date, commute and work are nearly unrecognizable from what they were three years ago. We’ve enjoyed a global pandemic, open employer-employee warfare, a multifront culture war, and social upheavals both great and small. The venues in which we can make fools of ourselves (group chats, Grindr messages, Slack rooms public and private) are multiplying, and each has its own rules of conduct. And everyone’s just kind of rusty. Our social graces have atrophied.
We wanted to help. We asked people instead what specific kinds of interactions or situations really made them anxious, afraid, uncertain, ashamed. From there, we created rigid, but not entirely inflexible, rules.
Well, skimming through the article I agreed with a bunch and disagreed with about as many, but Instagram was REALLY set off!