5 Joys Of Talking To A Stranger
You are waiting in a long queue. The boredom has hit you so bad, you see the starting point of the queue and wonder “when the hell would be your turn.” You look behind to see how many people are feeling the same like you. When you are busy convincing your sad mind state you notice a neighboring person smiling at you, you try to spread your sealed lips with a hesitated smile ” who is he? A Stranger!” Now the dilemma begins, “Should I talk to him?… Hmmm…..Naaaah! I better remain silent” You turn your head and go back to the boredom state you were in.
Have you felt something like this? How about the time when you are at a social gathering and you find it awkward talking to a stranger. For me, for you and for many others it’s the same kind of questions that runs in minds. I agree, talking to a strange doesn’t come as easily as it sounds. It can be uncomfortable and sometimes unbearable. But hey! Why worry about the things that might bother us instead lets focus n the joys it can bring us.
Here are the 5 joys talking to a stranger can bring you.
You become a charmer:
And who doesn’t like a charmer? Not the charmer who manipulates people, but the one who makes everyone love him. Someone who can attract others with his smile, personality, grace, charisma…Wouldn’t it feel good to meet someone like that? Imagine how would it feel if you are one of that kind?
Yes! Taking an initiate, some effort to talk to someone does really add charm to your personality. It’s like spreading your aura to people. It helps you make some mistakes, it helps you learn from the same mistakes, to learn what works and what doesn’t with talking to strangers, it helps making you a charmer of the lot. After all practice makes a man perfect. 😀
Increase in network
“Oh! So you studied in ABC school and you were XYZ’s classmate, and XYZ is my friend. Aaah! Such a small world! We are all connected.” Yeah! Talking to strangers often links you with people whom you already know, if not, then you now know one more person in this world. World is sure a big place, unfamiliar and scary at times, but all thanks to connections and people, world does seem small and familiar.
You meet a new person, you establish a relation, sometimes just acquaintances, sometimes you might reach up to becoming friends and you never know it might even turn into a family. New people bring new joy, new happiness and not to mention set of new people. And these connections make things and life a little easier.
Better understanding of emotions
The more you listen, the more you respond effectively, the more you respond effectively, the more attractive you become as a person. When you meet strangers you meet people with different moods and emotions. When you try to identify that and respond properly to them you are helping yourself to understand people better. You are gifting a brilliant gift of understanding emotions. You are valuing it and trying to bring your best to make the other person feel good.
It inspires you
“If we both exchange one rupee, we have one rupee. But if we both exchange one good thought, we have two good thoughts.”– Swami Vivekananda.
Every person you meet carries something to inspire you. It might be his smile which asks you to smile often, or his kindness which asks you be kind, might be his eyes which tell you how honest even you can be or might be his life story which motivates you. There are hundreds of things to motivate you if only you know the art of picking them from him.
At the end of every conversation ask yourself “What the person has that made you feel nice about him.” And ta-da that’s what can be used as your inspiration to be better.
You feel good
And that’s exactly why most of us do what we do, TO FEEL GOOD. You might feel good because the stranger helped you kill your boredom or might feel good because you could sense he was happy talking to you, the reason might be any. In the end you will feel good, to have made an attempt to smile at someone, to have made an attempt to talk to them, to have made an attempt to be patient enough to listen to them or to have made an attempt to make their day a little better. “To have made an attempt” in itself will make you happy.
Break out the shackles, spread your aura, talk to the stranger beside you, you never know what surprise he has for you 🙂
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