Was thinking about Jared Diamond or someone like Noam Chomsky or the Professor in “Tuesdays with Morrie”. They were all academics who cared for their students and had a rich professional and social life, a wide and varied circle of friends.
I have all the quasi-academic interests. Maybe it’s because I am disabled I am not out in the world making contacts? Maybe I am a bit cloistered?
Sometimes I think the contemporary world is quite atomised but is it just me?