ENGLISH: So tell me, what did you come to find here? Read more and see what my opinions & thoughts on everything are all about. Followed my blog? I'll follow yours. PORTUGUÊS: Então me diga, o que você veio encontrar aqui? Leia mais e veja quais são as minhas opiniões & pensamentos sobre todas as coisas. Seguiu o meu blog? Vou seguir o seu.
Wherever you go, either alone or with someone, the chance of meeting somebody exists and it is unquestionable. The pharmacy, grocery store, classroom, bank line, bar, traffic jam and public restroom are only a few places where the possibility presents itself, and from that moment on all bets are off. But why is it so complicated for some people to interact?
Talking about me and my experiences, sometimes I think I should stop interacting so much… But that is a natural thing that comes out of me and goes on, since that purple dinosaur’s phrase, to me, is very true: “a stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet.” And I think: why not talk?
Different cultures mean different habits, ways of seeing certain situations by a determined group of people in a way that can not be yours, and one of the main reasons for some people not to interact as much as others is where they are. Inside Brazil there are visible differences from one region to another, I’ve been to all of them and I can assure you: northern, northeastern and part of the people in the southeast are more receptive than southern and middle-western people. There are differences outside Brazil: Argentineans, Venezuelans and Brazilians are more receptive than Americans.
Wary, shy or just usually quiet are personality traits that will also affect how much these people interact. Knowing how to break the ice in these situations is not easy, having patience and knowing what to speak in that moment is even worse, making this the cause for that perfectly programmed conversation you had in your head with someone not to happen.
Regardless of what was mentioned previously, if in that moment you feel like you should go ahead and follow your instinct, do it. We tend to regret the things we did not do, and we all know that good friends, in our days, are hard to find… So why waste a chance? A possibility?
Quoting the American tv show One Tree Hill, I leave this message: “you never know where the next miracle is going to come from. The next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it’s right around the corner, and you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it – you just might get the thing you’re wishing for.”