Life is full of surprises, and it is our choice to seek them out. Talking to each other is one of the most incredible surprises fate has offered us, yet we are too afraid to make the best out of it. Here are some reasons why talking to strangers can make our life a whole lot better, including boundless interesting moments to experience and countless lessons to learn.
Spice up your moments
Have you ever been in one of these situations before: having a long commute or waiting in a never-ending line at a supermarket? Aren’t they boring and frustrating? Then, why don’t you spice up those tedious moments by talking to the nearest stranger? By that, your time will become more interesting and fly by faster.
Learn new things
You can learn a lot when talking to strangers, for example their lifestyle or their experiences, and it will help expand you mind as well as your knowledge. Also, listening to strangers’ opinions can replace your old views with fresh perspectives on a certain subject. That can be your endless inspiration to generate new ideas – thus boosting your creativity to a new high.
You don’t know who you might meet
People who are now strangers may become your friends or business partners, even your soul mate in the future. Talking to strangers provides you with endless opportunities to enhance both your personal and professional relationships, which are essential in today’s world where who you know may matter more that what you know. Someday, the person you met when waiting in a line at a coffee shop can become a trump card to your difficult situation.
Talking to strangers can help you overcome your shyness and boost your confidence. Make it your routine and you will be amazed by how much your confidence has been improved. Also, that confidence can bring you the assertiveness to fix your problems. If you have the nerve to turn your head and talk to someone you have never met, raising your voice to resolve your problems shouldn’t be difficult.
Improve social skills
There are a lot of social skills you can improve when talking to strangers: making good first impressions, listening, getting others hooked on your conversation and asking questions. Those are significant skills you need in order to be successful in today’s world, which cannot be learned through books but by experiences. Talking to strangers offers you daily (and free) opportunities to practice those skills, so why don’t you take the chances and make changes?
So, have you ever try talking to strangers? Is there a time that you talk to a stranger that changes your life? Share with us. We’d love to hear from you!
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