I really, really dislike crowds. I’ve always been that way. Solitude is my preferred state of being, or just with a few people whom I really like, but the idea of being in a crowd (be it at a stadium, a crowded public space, or what-have-you) is really off-putting to me. Thus, I’d like to say a personal thanks to my fate when I recognize I don’t like anywhere within this small circle of Earth that contains over half of its entire population! (Although I am grateful for all the cuisine that comes from there).
The same amount of space where most of us live has a full 83% fewer people. Huzzah! Kind of puts things in perspective, I think.