I enjoy a good book, novels too, I also enjoy the better TV and films, good and bad films to be honest, although I've noticed lately how far removed most of my immediate dealings and social interaction is from anything portrayed in these sources.
I mean that in all of these mediums there are at least a few instances in which people are behaving reflectively or make speeches which exercise other people reasoning or thinking. However, what I actually find on a daily basis is less and less like this, I see more and more either moronic or thuggish individuals who have little or no intellect. I'm not talking about intellectualism in the sense of serious philosophising, or even pop philosophising. I'm hopefully not appearing too arrogant because I appreciate the company of average people who arent that concerned about major political or news events but who can carry a conversation and arent just emoting or depending on others to regulate their emotional state.
Is this a shared experience or unique to me and my circumstances? I'm thinking that perhaps I'm taking a turn for the introverted lately and that could perhaps account for it because if I want to find much intellect or dialogue I've got to go to books or sometimes forums online rather than people in person.