I agree. Then, there are those like me who are introverted (I'm border-line) and who can't stand to be in crowded areas for long without an opportunity to be alone to recharge. Many of them are probably unaware of their introversion (I found out during blanket Meyer-Briggs testing in the military at age 38) and only know they are miserable.
Which came first, the “chicken” or the “egg?”
The push to get us all on mass transit and into high-rises is NOT the route we want to take.
Your ‘affliction’ will probably serve you well. Especially when this urbanized America finds out its foodstuffs and support mechanisms are really only 4-5 day’s deep in terms of supply. Being urban in the times coming when this ball of wax called debt melts is certainly going to suck.
I was stuck in Pontiac, MI for three years and I can tell you I almost (and definately started) to go fugnuts with the constant chaos and having to be on alert almost the entire time.