Dear Banchee ... Not angry, just gruff at times. As for people being lonely ... I don't know if it's so much a hostile environment so much as one which permits the individual to be rather independent. If you don't need another ... others ... to survive, then the self-doubts that so many people feel makes them withdraw. If you don't try to make contact you don't risk being rebuffed. The amazing thing is that, over and over, catastrophe forces people to interact and ... wonder of wonders ... everyone is surprised that it is so easy ... and then go back to their old ways. Sad. Take care.