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Some folks get really mad when a random ass person comes up to talk to them out of the blue. I can understand this if the person smells like they just walked out of the sewer because hygiene is important, but we have this need to show our hatred and say that we dislike these people that are just really friendly, when in fact i think most people enjoy it.  Despite being completely incompetent and having a super low IQ most people on the face of the earth could teach you something if you only gave them enough time.  I met this old man on the bus ride back from the airport that i never would've spoken to had it not been for a 3 hour ride from place to place.  Sure i had my shitty iphone with some music and the internet on it, but this guy was 100 times more interesting than browsing yahoo news or listening to the same songs rotate through the queue for 3 hours. He told me about his son's career, how he'd served in Vietnam, the daughter and her family that he was going to visit, the things he'd learned running his own business. He sure wasn't the most intelligent or innovative person out there, in fact he was pretty ordinary, but spending three hours BSing with him was a lot more rewarding than 3 hours on my phone.

I know i need to stop disconnecting myself from the world.  With all the electronics and our ability to completely ignore face to face encounters we all should really make strides to talk to people we usually wouldn't(unless they look like a serial killer/rapist,yes i do judge too).  You never know what you may learn from the people you meet.  The one thing i regret is not keeping in touch with this random dude because i'm sure he had more stories to tell, and hopefully you'll meet him one day.

8 comments:

  1. Sometimes face to face encounters aren't so practical =/

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  2. thank you man.. there needs to be more people like you.. i understand your concept of thinking.. and really we are disconnected now from people than we are so concentrated on phones and technology we forget how real human interaction can be.. hope you come more encounters like these

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  3. think the same here, nice post

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  4. A couple of my friends like talking to 'randomers' in that way, but some people are just very cold...

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