It’s been quite a crazy day. It was my first day back of my last semester of my undergraduate degree. I haven’t been this excited since I actually started university. It was really weird walking in and barely recognizing faces, it was weird because I am so comfortable and used to seeing my friends in most of my classes. I’ve built myself a little community with my friends and sometimes you forget that you have to branch out again. So let’s see what happens there.
The assignment today for our blogging 101 course is saying hello to our neighbours. It’s so interesting how our society has evolved in such an interesting way. Saying hi to our neighbours. Do some of us even know our neighbours? Do we interact with them? It’s quite funny how we can easily build an online community but forget that we also need to build one outside. I love interacting with people off-line and online, it really makes life more interesting. Sometimes I feel like society has gone from expressing ourselves in long hand written letters to using 140 characters or sticking to texting. Don’t get me wrong, the online community is amazing.
Some of us have forgotten that. We can spend hours talking to our friends across the globe via the internet but forget to even say hello to our neighbours. My advice is branch out, interact and build a community–online and offline. All you need is to find something in common, something you’re both interested in or perhaps you and your neighbours can explore new adventures.
Say Hello and Smile.