Are you one to make eye contact with strangers. Have you ever thought about how little contact we have with people that we don’t know ? Maybe this sounds creepy to you. Are you personally afraid of others ? Why are many people afraid of opening up to people they don’t know ? Stranger Danger ?
This is something that I do think about because I personally do a lot of walking. I’m unable to drive so I go for several walks a week, sometimes up to 3 and a half, 4 hours. Whenever someone is approaching me, I am often thinking about where to put my eyes. I am one to say hello, and I think a simple hello is a great way to show your friendliness to a stranger. It’s unusual to find someone who always walks around with the head down. I sometimes do this when I’m walking, but try to stay looking ahead , for the main reason that is is very bad for your back and neck !!!
Many of the strangers out there are probably feeling just like you .But, maybe you can make some people’s day just by simply saying hello .People will see you are a kind and respectful person simply by having a nice smile . I think you could notice a change in yourself. You’ll start to see that a lot of people out there are just like you. We all have likes, dislikes, fears and so on. So, if you give just a little bit to other people, you’ll notice how different others may be when you’re the one that reaches out. Then you start seeing how silly the whole thing is, how innocent it is.
I have lived with epilepsy for the last 20 years, and through that I have actually grown in confidence. Yes, Epilepsy is a big negative. If I could shake it tomorrow I would. You would think it would have the opposite effect, but it has made me feel more confident. I like to give people a bit more than they most likely expect. Start a conversation, offer to help if it looks like it is needed.
So, when you’re out there, keep looking straight ahead, not at the ground. Say hello looking people in the eye, start a conversation. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll look back on it with a positive feeling. Maybe it will make someone’s day.
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