Sometimes the Connections We Make with Strangers Are the Most Rewarding
"When you talk to strangers, you're making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life—and theirs," says author Kio Stark in this astute TED Talk. Stark explains how talking to someone you don’t know can make you feel seen, understood, and heard. Studies even show that we get a happiness boost when we talk to strangers on our daily commute. Those brief encounters can make you feel like part of a community, and these profoundly beautiful moments of genuine connection enrich our lives—so don’t be shy!