When Strangers Meet argues for the pleasures and transformative possibility of talking to people you don't know. Our lives are increasingly insular. We are in a hurry; our heads are down, minds elsewhere; we hear only the voices we already recognize and rarely take the effort to experience something or someone new. Talking to a stranger pulls you into a shared humanity. It's a source of creative energy. It opens your world, and it cements your relationship to the places you live and work and play.
"Very interesting..made me take notice !"
"When you talk to strangers, you're making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life - and theirs", says Kio Stark. In this delightful talk, Stark explores the overlooked benefits of pushing past our default discomfort when it comes to strangers and embracing those fleeting but profoundly beautiful moments of genuine connection.
"How to Talk With Strangers" is from the September 13, 2016, Travel section of The New York Times. It was written by Kio Stark and narrated by Paul Ryden.