Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On meeting new people...

I guess one of the best quotes I heard recently is, "If you never ask, the answer is always No." & the world is too big&beautiful to not leave any stone unturned, even with people. I have a right to be myself, as does everyone else. I have a right to say "Hi," & be friendly & perhaps meet someone new. I have to trust that I am an interesting person with plenty of nice things to offer as a friend, and that it's unfair of me to assume someone won't like me before they even get a chance to know me. People are so incredibly unique and layered, & I love finding out new, unexpected things about people. Meeting new people can be a journey too!

Diversity Clucks

2 comments:

  1. "it's unfair of me to assume someone won't like me before they even get a chance to know me" I completely understand what you mean!! I always imagine people will just think I'm a weirdo and won't like me so I put up a barrier and don't even try to get to know someone. I am learning that people actually do like me though, LOL!!

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  2. "I always imagine people will just think I'm a weirdo and won't like me" is a perfect example of how we all share the quality of shyness & uncertainty, even if we don't wear it on our sleeve. Maybe it's because I've looked up to you my entire life, but I would never have thought that you worry about that too.

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