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Annotated New York Is Killing Me by Alec WilkinsonAlec Wilkinson (The New Yorker)
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs the death of the vertical,‚ÄĚ he went on. ‚ÄúThey have taken all this time to stand up straight so that they can say ‚ÄėI.‚Äô They‚Äôre very proud of that. The way you get to know yourself is by the expressions on other people‚Äôs faces, because that‚Äôs the only thing that you can see, unless you carry a mirror about. But if you keep saying ‚ÄėI‚Äô and they‚Äôre saying ‚ÄėI,‚Äô you don‚Äôt get much out of it. They‚Äôre not really into you, or we, or they; they‚Äôre into I. That makes conversation slow.¬†¬†‚Ěß
— Gil Scott-Heron

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