Bboo7307 months ago
Love this idea. It's interesting, reading previous posts, that many people are reticent or afraid to talk with strangers. Maybe because my mom was so friendly as we used to take car and bus trips with her when I was young, that I am somewhat determined to talk to or at least greet strangers. I just feel that the world is so big and everyone is so busy and there's too much anonymity and loneliness in our world. Ninety-five percent of the time, I -- and the person I've talked with -- walk away smiling or feeling warm from our usually-brief conversations. It's just opening up threads of connection. What could be bad? ANYway, I'm going to try to integrate trying something that scares me into my life much more. The one thing I'm doing at this point -- and I'm in my early 60s -- is starting my own small business. It's about an event I've managed on a volunteer basis at local high schools that bring health and mental health workers into speak with students in class-sized groups about issues of concern to the teens -- again, I guess, re connection and people helping people. But now I'm trying to make a Tool Kit and website (do NOT know what I'm doing!) so that others can do this in their community. Yep, scary on many levels. But I agree; this is good for me and I'm pushing myself forward. THANKS for putting forth this general concept.