As a kid I, along with the rest of the playground, was constantly warned against talking to strangers. While this may have been sound advice to give a five year old, I am now 21 and ready to rebel…
Why? Because talking to strangers could lead to any of the following:
- A good laugh
- A book recommendation
- Compliments and the boosted ego that come with them
- Inspirational stories
- A cute date ;)
- Directions that will save hours of being lost
All of which are fabulous.
So next time you find yourself sharing a smile with a tram stop stranger, try striking up a conversation. Unless that they’re wielding a knife and shady stare, in which case, just run.