Do you talk to strangers?
Research has shown that people benefit from deep and meaningful conversations, because they help us form connections with one another. But we often stick to small talk because we believe deeper conversations will be awkward and less enjoyable than they really are. Like Bec, Jo loves chatting to other mums. “Especially in these times communicating with other people gives us a sense of unity.”
Tracy works in aged care and talks to new people everyday. Like a cowboy who lived in the bush and a man who worked on whaling ship since he was 15-years-old! “A whole generation of people that lived life so different to ours. I love those new conversations, it’s fascinating.”
Rebecca is an organised person, but when she book a holiday to Florida she had no where to stay. Through Couch Surfing she met lots of friendly people who showed her around the city. “I got to see some things I wouldn’t have seen on a normal holiday.”
When Caleb sees someone who looks upset, he cheers them up with a freestyle rap! “They could be going through something just talking to them could make their day.”
Do you talk to strangers? Let us know by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat to hear Caleb’s AMAZING freestyle rap!