If you help to encourage a slightly more connected world, you’ll live in a slightly more connected world too.
Today’s posting on Moodscope seems particularly pertinent in light of the posting from the ‘Have Your Say’ from the lady who is sixty years old and terribly lonely.
It was early morning in the supermarket, with one young woman ahead of me in the checkout queue.
She bought two sandwiches, two cans of drink and a bag of doughnuts but during the whole transaction, she (a) didn’t make eye contact with the cashier or (b) say a single word to her. Shook her head when she was asked if she had a loyalty card, nodded when offered a carrier bag.
And, I thought, how sad. What a shame. Every little opportunity you have to connect with another human being is a chance to boost your psychological immune system. Making contact with others usually makes you stronger.
Now of course it might have been that this particular well-dressed and well-pierced customer had just received some awful news, and I know it’s wrong of me to jump to conclusions about her.
However when it was my turn to pay, I remarked on the lack of warmth to the cashier, and she told me sadly that – well – lots of customers are like that.
Honestly, it needn’t take an enormous effort to interact a little. A smile. A few words. It’s not much. Yet this is the glue that holds a society together, and the raw material for our individual wellbeing.
Even if you’re not feeling so good (in fact, especially if you’re not feeling so good) please go out of your way if you can to spread a little humanity, a little warmth, wherever your day takes you.
I think you’ll find that actions such as these are generally reciprocated, so if you help to encourage a slightly more connected world, you’ll live in a slightly more connected world too.
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