Last updated on March 31st, 2021 at 08:57 am
No man is an island. For that matter, neither is any woman, child or organism of any type. If you breathe, you need a community. Now I’m sure that there are the odd thing here or there that contradict this, but from a generalized standpoint, our relationships with others are one of the essential things that define our lives.
Let’s take a look at some practical application:
There’re numerous things going on around you at any given time. At the same time, I hear people talking about being bored or lonely. What’s stopping you from asking that person out across the table? Fear of rejection? Or maybe you want to go and dance at a party, but you’re worried about what people might think. Guess what, guys? A lot of this stuff is inconsequential.
Here’s a list of things that have happened recently that actually matter:
- Mudslides in Brazil
- Flooding in Australia
- An earthquake in Pakistan
Know what all these things have in common? They can all quite easily result in death. Many of the things we worry about day-to-day, especially everyone in the “developed nations” (sad that we judge this solely based on an economic paradigm because we need some WORK in several other areas), just don’t matter all that much. Even in our world, there are things to worry about. If you’re in a situation endangering your safety, health or sanity—GET OUT NOW. You’ll be much better off for it.
But yeah—I’m off-track here. My point was that we should all get involved with the world around us. Here in Toronto, we’re kinda known for keeping our heads down and avoiding eye contact with anyone else (possibly why the rest of Canada doesn’t like us very much…). Yeah—the cold approach doesn’t work for me. I make eye contact? I’ll smile at you. Sharing an elevator? Oh man—I’m that guy striking up conversation. And don’t even get me started on being stuck in line for the same thing. It’s so on.
So send those tweets out. Maybe stop being a wallflower now and then. One example of how to get involved is to go to events—for example, I’m going to be hitting up #ReGiftTO tonight to swap gifts and have good times with some of the good people I’ve met over the last few months 😊
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a to-do list the length of Rapunzel’s hair to take care of—I’ll see you guys around 😊