The NYTimes has a revisiting of Milgram’s subway experiment. This is a classic experiment where grad students were told to go onto NY subways and ask passengers to give up their seats. A surprising number of them agreed to do so, but what was shocking was just how traumatic it was on the students to even ask this question, to break the social contract.
i read this article too. makes me want to try it. of course, it’s a little different in la. it’s not like i can go to peope stuck in traffic and ask them if i can borrow their car.
apophenia: milgram’s subway experiment
This from zephoria
Stanley Milgram came up with the experiment that showed each of us (human beings) to be removed from each other only slightly over 6 degrees on average. This