I don’t like them.
They make me feel insignificant. They make me feel awkward.
If I find myself in a big group I will move to the edges. And then watch.
Tonight my teenage daughter told me she feels the same. We connected and spoke the same language.
I do much better 1×1. As I get older there is nothing I enjoy more than connecting with my spouse, one of my children or a close friend 1×1.
Throw your big parties. Invite a dozen or two. Many will find joy in the crowd.
You’ll find me on the edge.