So I was thinking today, and I thought of this,
I got a phone call from a classmate today, confused and not sure what to make of part of an assignment, wanting my help. Now just the last week, I had helped them, and when I needed help, they just stated they had already found it, but thanks for helping them. Now, I did not arrange a time to meet with them, or to help them. But frankly, if you screw me over in my time of need, what motivation do I have to help you? Will I end up helping them if they're still puzzled on Sunday? To the best of my ability, considering I'll have my own research to do.
Also, I won't name, names, but at the DMACC campus I attend, there is one person that always says hi to me, and so I say it back, and hold a short conversation with him. I'm not the only person he starts a conversation with, and from those other strangers' reactions, I don't believe they were acquainted either...But that got me thinking, how connected to devices we all are, and how much one hello can do for a person's day. He usually gets my name wrong, but on the other hand there's how many other blonde haired girls with glasses out there? I can't fault him too much, he's trying. How many times do I not even say hello to people, what if I did? How little of an effort does that take? How many of my friend's, family's and coworker's problems could be solved by saying hello?
My grandfather, who passed away about 5 years ago, I always remember as one that would strike up a conversation with a stranger...Maybe I should be more like that, it would sure beat getting starred at because of the CP. How much could a smile, eye contact, and one syllable do? How bad could it be? Maybe that should be the new "it" challenge, starting a conversation. How hard could it be? maybe I should find out?