I started going to this brand new gym that opened about a month ago. When you’re there very early in the morning, you see a handful of the same early birds just about every day. There’s this one guy that I see a few times a week and we typically crack a little smile towards one another or a little “hi you doing.” This morning, the guy walked over to me, put out his hand and said, “I’d like to introduce myself; I’m Larry.” I shook his hand, introduced myself and felt really good about it. Why? Because feel that kindness and old fashioned social interaction is no longer commonplace. Whenever I’m in the city, I’ll walk past hundreds of people and not one will dare to make eye contact. I don’t know if it’s fear or narcissism. Whatever it is I don’t like it very much.
Remember folks we are all human beings and human’s are social creatures. So put down the blackberry, take off the headphones and start connecting with others. It’s quite stimulating.