“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”

Or, “If you’re the smartest person in the room find a better room.” Or, “Your salary will be the average of the salaries of the five people you spend the most time with.”

What ever happened to friendship? You know, that spontaneous arising of mutual liking for no reason at all?

What ever happened to family? Or community? Where your friends were chosen by who your kids were friends with. You know, kids, who know better than to say things like, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

The technocrats are in charge. That doesn’t make them right about everything, or even very much.