1.  ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one’s own experience

synonyms:  narrow-minded, small-minded, inward-looking, parochial, provincial, small-town, shortsighted, hidebound, blinkered.

Possible examples:  Any kind of fundamentalist, the country club crowd, North Korea and Kim Jong-un, college frat houses, gated communities, the Junior League, internet RPG’s, the bookworm (of course we can insulate ourselves.)  I want you to notice, insularity as a modus operandi is usually chosen  by newbies.

I’ve enjoyed belonging to several of these examples of insularity.


Author: Katherine Brittain

Writer/Cultural Anthropologist

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