Sometimes I want to go talk to people I do not know.
I find myself walking around my Beautiful California University, watching people. I see so many people that look so fascinating. The way they dress, the way they walk, little snippets I hear on the phone. I want to break out of my headphones and greet the world.
How often do I pass the same person multiple times? How often do I see this person or that person in the same day? Have we taken a class together, lived in the same building, sat mere tables apart in the cafeteria?
Why have we not spoken yet? We could have dozens of things in common. We could be good friends, best friends, inseparable.
I think we should work to break down the social boundaries that say we cannot greet each other and chat unless we are in the same room, at the same event, doing the same activity. I think that passing someone, standing in line with someone or walking by someone should be a perfectly fine reason to talk to people.
Or maybe I am just too optimistic.