Everyday we come in contact with others without saying ‘Good Morning’or give a simple nod to indicate, that we are aware of the other persons presence. No one cares any more. However, do you know how good it is when you pass someone and they acknowledge your presence?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that we all lack attention and that is a way for us to compensate for it, but it can be a great conversation starter.
Our elders and those who have it instilled in them, know the importance and I can imagine the annoyance they face. They open the door and that person(s) simply go through and not thank them or step on their shoes and continue walking.
Most persons would argue that they can’t be bothered and what’s the use when persons may not respond when they say it. I’m not excluded from this, as I share this sentiment many times. Sadly, it makes us anti social and we may also miss opportunities from this as well.
I can recall walking home one evening and and a guy looked at me and said “nice girl”.
I responded and said “hi”.
He then looked at me and said “You shouldn’t walk in with your key on the road like that. Wait until you’re closer to your house, you take it out”.
Imagine if I walked pass him, I’d miss some vital information right there. Granted, not all instances would be like that and it is for us to be aware of our surroundings for queues that would show that we are in a bad situation. As I said before, acknowledging someones presence can make their day and yours as well.
We should try condition our minds to use our social graces, everyday and not only when necessary. Can you imagine all the good things that may occur once that is done?