Do you have anyone in your life that you can converse with about anything ? Someone you can tell your deepest and darkest secrets to and one will judge you? Unfortunately, I feel like most people do not have that sense of comfort. My personal philosophy is that you never know what someone else is going through, so you should always try be kind, until someone gives you a reason to act differently.
I play this game when I am traveling on a flight, train, or Uber ride where I just start conversations with people. Sometimes, I tell complete strangers my entire life because I know they will give me their unbiased opinions. I’ve met a number of incredible people that I speak with for hours on flights or boat rides. My favorite people are the ones I can have a conversation with about almost anything. I am aware that everyone is neither as cordial nor as outgoing as I. However, I feel like most of the time, people do not speak their mind or start conversations because they are fearful of someone else judging them.
You cannot allow fear to hold you back forever. Stepping out of your comfort zone is frightening, but it’s the only way you will grow. So in the new year, I hope people try to do something you normally wouldn’t have the courage to do. What do you guys think? Have you ever started a conversation with a stranger on a flight? Any realistic resolutions for the coming year? Wish you all the best!