Don't get me wrong, I am lucky to have had the
chance to experience this world with all of its technological advances.
It has helped this world in so many ways!
We can communicate with people across the globe just as easy
as talking to your neighbor.
There are people alive today that shouldn't be alive, but due to
the medical advances they are, and for that I am so thankful!
BUT, that's not what the question asked is it? :)
I think that living in this modern world has caused people
to always have their noses into something;
mainly a cell phone, computer, or iPod.
Let's take New York City for example, everyone is hustling
and bustling somewhere and they don't even take the time
to even look at the people they're shoulder to shoulder with,
let alone strike up a conversation with them!
I know some of you are probably thinking
'why would they want to talk to a stranger?'
Why not? What if they're having a really crappy morning?
You could help cheer them up! What if they're on their
way to their first day at their dream job?
You could give them a pat on the pack and tell them to 'rock it!'
Everyone is so busy with their own lives that no one seems to care
about others. I went to New York with my boyfriend for a weekend
and I felt really alone. People wouldn't even make eye contact with me!
(I know I'm not that bad looking!)
We were talking in my child psychology class the other day about
how the world works. The U.S. is all about individualism.
Better, fast, stronger, king of the hill, CEO, always wanting more.
That's not how we were made to be. We were created to rely on one another.
If you were here all alone, this world would crumble. You can't
do it on your own. You have to have others to help you make something
happen. Even the simple things, like someone who works at a gas
station, if they weren't there, you wouldn't be able to get gas,
so you wouldn't be able to use your car, and that would seriously
limit the places you go. Appreciate the people who help keep this
place running smoothly. And we all keep it running smoothly.
So, take the time to tell the cashier thanks and have a good day,
and really mean what you're saying. Take the time to compliment
someone on their hair or their shoes or their purse and mean it.
That could make someone's day! And no, they won't think you're
creepy or weird, people are dying to have someone say something
nice to them, or say anything to them at all!
We all need each other.
To all my Faithful Readers:
Here is a small peek inside my brain. Enjoy.