Ride sharing service Lyft may offer a “Zen” mode for riders who do are not in the mood for talking to their driver. What do you think?

“Nothing more relaxing than tense, prolonged silence in a car with a stranger.”

Alice Peterson • Beet Dye Extractor

“Whatever minimizes human contact and makes the servant class invisible works for me.”

Sander Taggert • Worm Cultivator

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“This is exactly what Zen Buddhism is all about.”

Thich Nhat Hanh • Zen Master