B in the bubble!

It's a small world after all, isn't it? Especially when living in NYC, life is 6 degrees of separation and you've never met a "stranger." While contemplating the highs and lows of this tiny bubble we live in (in NYC and beyond), I started making a mental check list of the pros and cons...

Pro: You'll always find someone you know (or have met before) at a party.
Con: It's conceivable that you have already seen those same 150 people before at a previous gathering, and have already determined how well you do or don't want to get to know them.

Pro: A solid (or solid enough) reference call can be made if you need a background check.
Con: They can do the same to you.

Pro: It's easy to get information about who, what, when, where, why - to go, do, buy, think, taste, etc.
Con: Group think.

Pro: 9 times out of 10, someone at work, at brunch, or in the salon can appreciate your story cause they are somewhat familiar with the characters.
Con: It's gossip. And you will get busted.

Pro: You know he (or she) is an AMAZING catch before you officially meet them.
Con: Your line sister (or brother) already dated them.

Pro: You have a built in network before you move to the city.
Con: The city is clique-ish. Did you really sign up for 4 more years of college?

Pro: Theoretically you always have the option to "switch it up."
Con: It starts to feel so claustrophobic that "switching it up" might mean moving to a different city.

All in all, I wouldn't trade it, but it does have it's drawbacks. What about you?


Carla said...

Hi Jen! Yes, I must agree living in New York was like I never left college. But, hey that's cool. Keep the party going!

- Carla
Boutique Finesse/StylePerfect Weddings and Events

Daniella said...

SO TRUE! I love my network but sometimes it gets to be the same ol', same ol'. If I need a new scene, I just hit up a different network (like college alumni or old friends) and it can feel like a whole different experience in the city.