Wednesday, May 19, 2010
One of the simple things I've been doing lately is engaging people in conversation. I say "Hello." or "Pleasant day isn't it?", and then I wait for a response. I received a lot of smiles with returned pleasantries. (Most people looked confused at first while a waited for them to answer me.)
Most people don't expect you to actually listen. I found that to be funny. Why on earth would we ask questions and then walk away?
"Hey there. How are you?"
"I'm good, but my Gran is dyin'."
"Yeah. Well you look great. Mikey get your little behind back here!"
"Um. Thanks. I..."
"Tell your Gran I said hello! Bye."
See. That is not supposed to be funny right? I think it is hysterical.
Everyone is a critic. It is so much easier to find fault in someone else, than it is to reflect. I've heard the whole "I am my own worst critic" crap, and I don't believe a word.
In today's society we are leaning more toward on-line social networking, but it appears to me that in what should be liberating and freeing experience, instead we are still bound by the very same labels and constrictions we have in real life.
I am sure I do not have to go into the social network standing details to get you to understand that Tweeting is the ADD(Attention Deficit Disorder) version of FB (FaceBook). I belong to both (sigh). I blame my friend Matt for getting me to Tweet again after I swore it off, and FB comes in handy for family and friends, but that's where it ends.
I have read a lot of blogs, and blogger thoughts on social sites regarding what the likes and dislikes were of blogs in general, and the results astounded me. It amazes me that anyone still has an active site.
I took three steps back. I had to go away. I can't think of why bloggers/people/humans would not like other fellow bloggers/people/humans form of creativity.
If we have a problem with it let's fix it.
I am the worst at grammatically anything, and I hate comma's.
Maybe someone could help the linkphobic, or help with some of the applications.
OK. Maybe people have a hard time trusting others on the Web, but that does not mean you can't assist in your neighborhood.
I'm just asking you to reach out and help.
Simple acts will lead to better people.