Who are they?
We’ve all been there. Sitting in a waiting room, on a plane, or in a class and we strike up a conversation with the person next to us. We chat for a bit, exchange some pleasantries, and before long we’ve divulged quite a bit about ourselves.
But have you ever stopped to wonder about the person you’re talking to? Who are they really? Do they have any secrets? Are they hiding anything?
It’s human nature to be curious, but sometimes that curiosity can lead us down dangerous paths. In our quest to learn more about the people around us, we may inadvertently reveal too much about ourselves. We may also put ourselves in situations where we could be harmed physically or emotionally by someone we thought we could trust.
So the next time you find yourself chatting with a stranger, take a step back and consider how much you really want to know about them. You may be better off not knowing the truth about the person sitting next to you.
What do they want?
The person sitting next to you on the bus, in the coffee shop, or in the library is not always who they seem. In fact, many people are hiding something. It could be that they’re struggling with a personal issue, or maybe they’re just having a bad day. But what do they really want?
In most cases, the person sitting next to you just wants to be left alone. They don’t want to make small talk or be bothered by someone else’s problems. They’re probably just trying to get through their day as best as they can. So if you see someone who looks like they don’t want to be disturbed, it’s best to leave them alone.
Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Sometimes the person sitting next to you might actually want some company. If they strike up a conversation with you, it’s likely that they’re looking for some human interaction. So go ahead and chat with them! You might just make their day a little brighter.
How did they get here?
The person sitting next to you didn’t just appear out of thin air – they got here through a series of events and choices that led them to this very moment.
Think about all of the things that had to happen for the person sitting next to you to be in this exact spot, at this exact time. They were born into a certain family, in a certain place, and at a certain time. They grew up and went through all of the experiences that shaped who they are today. Every decision they made – big or small – led them closer to or further away from the person sitting next to you.
And now here they are. Think about all of the incredible odds that had to be overcome for them to be here, right now. It’s truly amazing when you think about it!
What are they thinking about?
We’ve all been there. Sitting in a crowded room, surrounded by people we don’t know. And we can’t help but wonder what they’re thinking about. Are they judging us? What are they thinking about our clothes, our hair, our weight?
It’s natural to wonder what other people are thinking about us. But the truth is, they’re probably not thinking about us at all. In fact, research has shown that most people are so wrapped up in their own thoughts and problems that they don’t even notice the people around them.
So the next time you’re sitting in a crowded room, try not to worry about what other people are thinking about you. chances are, they’re not even noticed you.
What do they do when they’re not sitting next to you?
When they’re not sitting next to you, the person you’re sharing your space with is probably engaged in a variety of different activities. They may be working on their laptop, reading a book, or talking on the phone. If they’re not doing any of those things, they’re probably sleeping.
The person sitting next to you is probably a lot like you. They have their own hopes, dreams, and fears. They are just trying to make it through this life the best way they know how. Be kind to them, because you never know what they may be going through.