[Dax’s 100 TED Talks #17 – Kio Stark: Why you should talk to strangers]
As part of my MAGIC Hundred education and growth goals I’m watching 100 TED talks by December 31st as a means to expose myself to new ideas and perspectives and expand my thinking.
Today I watched this interesting and thought-provoking presentation by Kio Stark as she shared why it’s so important for each of us to use our social muscles and extend communication and interaction with strangers.
Stark makes the excellent observation that when we speak to stranger we make ‘beautiful interruptions’ into the expected narrative of our daily lives, and I agree.
Partly why I spend so much time talking to strangers:)
I enjoyed this talk. It’s a great reminder to all that our perception of society is largely based on how WE meet it. If we see danger and sinister intention in the eyes of strangers then they REMAIN strangers and we see… well, sinister intentions and danger.
I enjoyed this talk. I think you will too.
P.S – What thoughts or feelings did the presentation evoke in YOU?
What will you DO as a result of having watched it?
(Remember, information itself is not powerful, it’s what we DO with it that makes a difference)