It's ALL ABOUT US

"THE CASUAL ENVIRONMENT meets many needs without incurring the effort, and, often, the inefficiency of rational planning; it also meets needs beyond the individual's capacity to recognise them. Most individuals, particularly those cut off from community life, suffer what some phychologists call cognitive bias. The fundamental idea is that individuals, in their ignorance, think they know all their needs and how to satisfy them. This is not true. Life lived amid a variety of other people in a casual habitat supplies much of what people need without their ever being aware of it. " Taken from "THE GREAT GOOD PLACE" by Ray Oldenburg (1989, 1991) in which he argues the case for THIRD PLACES ie not home and not work. From the chapter 'Toward Better Times ...and Places'