What you need to know:
- Social media users shared the benefits of striking a chat with a stranger.
- ‘Try talking to a stranger,’ say netizens
Social media users shared the benefits of striking a chat with a stranger. Some shared their experiences doing so at different places, like public transport.
@mariahsophiaf:I feel better when i talk to strangers.
@KathrynBertine: Listen to me, people. Next time you’re in an airport, put down your phone. Remove your earbuds. Talk to strangers. Amazing connections & friendships can happen.
@__Ranen__: I quite like the idea of a space in which talking to someone new isn’t frowned upon
@kat_holland: Experimenting with what kind of an invitation people need to talk to their neighbours... question why is it so weird to talk to ‘strangers’? #community
@Stelladmarco: British research finds: those who talk to strangers habitually, are happier.
@charliemuss: Research shows that we underestimate the positive impact talking to strangers could have on our well-being
Older people retired from work often mention that they miss the small talk about the everyday. Need more informal situations for random encounters...
@samthom90: One of the great things about being from Sheffield is that you’ll always have a chat with a stranger when waiting for the bus. Such a rarity these days but something I always value.