Forget What Childhood Taught You: Talk To Strangers
January 29, 2020
As a bonafide introvert, I do love being at home. When I need to recharge, I do so in the comfort of my own four walls. While it might seem like I lean towards a recluse lifestyle, the opposite holds true.
When I’m out and about, I have no qualms of talking to anyone. Typically, I’m not the one who starts up a full fledged conversation, but I will engage in small talk. Sometimes, it gets deeper than that and most times I’m down for it.
Children are told not to talk to strangers, but sometimes life long relationships happens when you are open to talking to someone you don’t know. Think about it. Most of our met a best friend or spouse out of the blue, not knowing them Adam.
My husband was a friend of a friend, so when we first met, we really had to get to know each other. Had I not spoken up and engaged in conversation with him, our relationship would have never pursued any further.
By talking to strangers, I’ve made some great friends and networked with people who would become business partners. While we tell our kids to weary of strangers, we need to model behavior of actually interacting with people or we are never going to meet anyone new or interesting.
What is the best thing that happened to you after talking to a stranger?