Defining Characteristic

Communication to mission contact on home planet from agent Matt Brauer, 4/16/2018:

Per your request, mission contact, I will use this communication to summarize the one underlying, defining characteristic I see among humans, so we can best understand them, and know how to quickly overthrow and gain control of their planet prior to our home world’s collision with Nibiru.

I have been on this planet observing its human inhabitants for ten Earth years. And as you know from my previous communications, humans are filled with a variety of quirks. I have reviewed my notes and previous transmissions, and, should I need to pick one overarching human quality, I have come to this conclusion: humans are the loneliest social animals I have ever observed.

I offer several simple examples to support my point. First consider the workplace: Humans work in groups, yet they commute alone, and segregate themselves from their work peers in cube-shaped spaces. They occasionally meet in communal rooms to share work information in hour-long increments, yet they dislike being in such meetings; they would rather be left alone. The majority prefer to be anywhere other than at the workplace.

In their homes, they usually reside in families, yet prefer to sleep in their own individual spaces, or at best, pared up, but only due to an unwritten social construct imposed by the act of marriage. They occasionally engage in activities involving the entire pack, such as dining, but these are short and infrequent. When they eat outside the home, they often dine alone, or choose a table seated as far from other restaurant patrons as possible. Even when packs travel together, such as on their vacations, oftentimes the pack splits up and members pursue individual interests once they reach their destination. They prefer not to be bothered by other travelers, again sitting away from others on the crowded beach, in the park, or at the theater.

Within the past few years, humans have invented many transmission devices aiding intercommunication, such as the mobile phone and social media. Ironically, these forms of communication have further isolated humans from each other, making them more lonely. Rather than talk to each other face-to-face, exchanging complex thoughts and ideas orally, humans will prefer to sit together and text each other in short, disjointed messages. And most prefer to send information than receive it; they’d rather relate their experiences than read the experiences of others.

There are exceptions. Sometimes humans gather together in communal activities and groups to discuss interests like art, writing, cuisines. Sometimes they will join strangers in participating in festivities, usually centered around food, such as at a luau or hibachi grill. But again, these gatherings are few, infrequent, and time limited.

I relate one particular observation as a microcosm of this “lonely social animal” characteristic: I frequent a popular sandwich shop where I go to recharge my protein cells, rest my arithmetic-logic unit, and observe the local population’s eating and social interactions. The diner features live musical entertainment in the form of a solo guitarist/vocalist. The sandwich makers work together, yet alone at individual stations – sandwich prepper, condiment adder, cashier. Many workers from nearby offices patronize the establishment and most eat in solitude, even when they are seated in pairs. The entire establishment is filled with social animals, briefly interacting, yet each acting as his or her own agent doing their own thing. They are social when necessary, or when it suits them, else they act alone.

Occasionally, one particular young man comes in toting a harmonica and joins the musician, singing and playing his instrument. It is obvious he is an amateur, and not invited to join in by the musician, and though there is social tension between the two, and mild looks of confusion or disdain from nearby patrons, there is no outward objection. After a few minutes of the young man’s impromptu performance, he leaves, alone. Two other things are obvious about this young man when he is performing: he enjoys participating in the performance of music, and he is seeking social acceptance.

And I realized all these humans are the same. They all seek social acceptance, yet not enough to need to accept others on a full time basis. They all seek social interaction, yet not enough to keep themselves from being alone.

End transmission.