Often one feels as though they're Living in a society of neanderthals when living in Mongolia. The whole "up or down" questions with the lift, the stress one encounters the moment you step out of home. We justify all of it with the "we're nomads adjusting to city life" argument, but it's an indication of the failure of all of us in building an urban society, the lack of structure. The fact that one nearly gets into a fight with some alcohol-crazed moron everytime just getting out the door of one's apartment building is indicative of everyday life in UB. I admit that perhaps I've spent too much time than is good for one in UB.
Have all cities gone through the same phase as UB ? Does everyone across the world have the same mommy's boy complex as we do? These are the questions that run through my head once in a while.