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5 10 A woman who recently moved from Los Angeles
to Bloomington [Indiana] told me that she would not
be able to stay here long, because she was already
beginning to recognize people in the grocery stores,
on the sidewalks, in the library. Being surrounded by
familiar faces made her nervous, after years in a city
where she could range about anonymously. Every
traveler knows the sense of liberation that comes from
journeying to a place where nobody expects anything
of you. Everyone who has gone to college knows the
exhilaration of slipping away from the watchful eyes
of Mom and Dad. We all need seasons of withdrawal 15 20 from responsibility. But if we make a career of being
unaccountable, we have lost something essential to
our humanity, and we may well become a burden or
a threat to those around us. A community can support
a number of people who are just passing through, or
who care about no one’s needs but their own; the
greater the proportion of such people, however, the
more vulnerable the communi...
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2011 for the course ENG 1502 taught by Professor Penfield during the Fall '10 term at Emory.
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