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Create Conversation

As I sat on the bus, an attractive lady sat a couple of rows in front of me. Our eyes locked together before she sat down. However, my stop was next. I exited the bus without another glance.

Looking back, I wish I changed my plans slightly and sat next to her on the bus. Whatever it takes to create conversation.

As I walked in the coffee area, people were sipping on their coffee, looking at their Apple computers, and looking generally bored. However, I kept on walking by.

Looking back, I wish I talked to some of them. I may have asked them about their coffee drink or what they’re studying. Whatever it takes to create conversation.

As I waited at the bus stop, I froze along with multiple folks in the forty degree morning. I could have asked about their final exams as well as talk about mine. However, I stayed quiet and continued freezing.

Looking back, I wish I warmed up to them. Whatever it takes to create conversation.

As I scroll about looking at my Twitter feed, I looked at all the various tweets and blog posts. I have an opportunity to connect by leaving comments. However, I got lazy.

Looking back, I wish I left more replies to their Twitter or blog. Whatever it takes to create conversation.

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You’ll always have opportunities to create conversation. Are you willing to get over yourself to actually create them? Give them the chance to respond.

12 comments
Maria
Maria

I just found your blog the other day and I love it. Just wanted to say keep up the great work.

Jonathan Gaurano
Jonathan Gaurano

There is this thing called 'Approach Anxiety.' Where, unlike not being proactive for your blog or social media life, you are scared of failure. Failure that the girl sitting on the bus will not talk to you. Well, you should always think - just go! What's the worse that can happen? She say GET OUT OF MY SITE! Also, if it is successful, you can learn what you did that was right and move forward!! I believe!

María Ortega
María Ortega

Whatever it takes to create conversation. I think I'm gonna borrow this line of yours to use it in my daily life. It's so hard for me to interact, reason why my social skills are pretty crippled. Me thinks I'm gonna challenge myself to create conversation with one stranger every day. Practice makes perfection! :)

Eva Nelson
Eva Nelson

Interesting!! Public transportation are great when it comes to meeting new people.

Mark
Mark

I like this article but in a world of senseless chatter and too much noisy non-sense, silence is golden. Savor it.