Have You Ever Stopped to Think…

…there are a lot of interesting people in the world?

The sad truth is we often don’t take the time to stop and think about the other 6 billion people on this planet. Too many times we are caught up in our own world to notice the beauty, uniqueness and differences of the individuals around us. We can get so pigeon-holed and narrow-minded on our own problems, our own worries and never give a second thought to anyone else. Often times we are so focused on our own lives that we forget the lives and stories of people sitting right around us.

Want to try an experiment? Go to some place that has lots of people. Examples could include: the mall, a coffee shop, the State Fair… anywhere where you can sit down and just observe. A little eavesdropping is okay too, as long as it doesn’t look like you’re eavesdropping. :)

I’m sitting at a coffee shop right now, and the people beside me are talking about how to help their friend get a citizenship in another country. He wants to move to Nicaragua!

I just heard another girl just share that her dream is to live in a cabin in the snowy mountains… with her partner… (interesting)

Another woman is meeting a client to talk advertising…

Doing this exercise reminds me to step out of my own world for just a moment and realize every person matters, and not everyone shares my same views, ideals and beliefs. Every person has a story, every person lives their life right along with me and I don’t need to forget it.

What do you need to do to step out of your own world and notice others around you?

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