THE SPATIAL EXPERIENCE
My seat was towards the back and I actually liked it. I usually prefer to sit in the back fro plays and movies because I can see more at once. I hate being too close because you are forced to focus on a much smaller portion of the show. Although you may be able to see more detail in that small area, you are unable to see the big picture. (This is very relatable to the Good Life concept). Overall the size of the auditorium didn't matter. Once the lights were dimmed and the audience fell silent, all I was able to see and focus on was the stage. I could have been alone and not been able to tell the difference.
I believe place plays a huge roll in the Good Life. For one example, you are able to enjoy certain aspects in life better when you are in the appropriate place. For example, the play is better experienced in the theater rather than watching a video version on your phone. It is more authentic and captures your attention better. Also, place can be used to describe what stage you are in in your life. Whether that place is school, a career job, in between jobs, or settled down and starting a family, it is going to have a direct effect on what is required to be living the Good Life.
THE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE
I attended the play with my friend in ZTA, who I also knew from middle school, and a couple of her friends. We all met up there and ended up sitting next to each other. However, this really did not affect the experience of the play. We were all focused on the play and really didn't talk during the play. Although it was cool to hang out before, during intermission, and after the play, having friends sitting next to me did not have a huge affect on the actual play. However, it was really cool to have someone to share my feelings after the play. We were able to discuss the play after and kind of get an idea of what we wanted to write in our spark story.
Shared experiences are what makes life worth living. I am a firm believer that human beings need social interactions to stay healthy and alive. What is the point of living if you have nobody to share it with. Even if that somebody is an animal you have as a pet, human beings need companions to get them through the ups and downs in life. I know personally, I always prefer to do things with friends. Even the simple things like grocery shopping are much more enjoyable when you are doing it with your squad.