Tip of the Iceberg
You never know what someone is dealing with, or who someone is. We go through everyday of our lives, dealing with different people whether they are family, friends, CO-workers whomever, and we truly never know what someone is going through.
The guy that works two cubicles over and seems a little off today? His wife just left him.
The woman you cut in line at the self check out at the grocery store who cussed you out? Her only kid is suffering from a terminal disease
The kid who cuts your lawn who hasn’t shown up for the last two weeks? Has become an addict because he’s young and impressionable.
These are examples, and although everything isn’t as serious as those, it could be just a bad day, we need to consider what other people are going through in their lives. 80 percent of the people we deal with on a regular basis, we don’t truly know much about.
Besides your close friends and family…..
How much do you know about your co-workers?
How much do you know your cleaning lady?
Or the kid that bags your groceries?
We deal with so many human interactions, so many exchanges everyday, yet we barely know these people.
Take a minute, meet someone new, don’t be fake.
Ask someone how their day is and actually show an interest, remember little facts about people…..give a F@$%.
There are so many people with so many experiences out there and so much to learn. You have 23 year olds that seem 40 and 50 year olds who never left high school.
There is always something to be said for life experience, but you’d be surprised that it’s not measured in years, it’s measured in experience and time.
Bottom line up front: take a second to chat, whether it’s striking up a conversation with the guy that empties trash at your work, or the person behind you in line at a concert. Talk to them, and you’ll be surprised at the world around you.