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This Video Will Change The Way You Feel About Walking Next To Strangers

“You are better than him, you are busier than him.”

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For some bizarre reason we find it excruciatingly uncomfortable to be walking alongside a complete stranger at exactly the same pace and in the same direction.

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Emmy-nominated composer Daniel Koren and Vania Heymann, a second year student at the Bezalel school of art and design in Jerusalem, decided to highlight this phenomenon along New York’s Fifth Avenue.


After "winning" the race, Koren ponders at the finish line: “What is so scary about moving together at the same speed?


“Is it safety issues, intimacy, individualism? Like there is no way I have something in common with this stranger, not even the speed of walking.

“Why can’t we walk together, I think it can be very cool.”

Why indeed?