Here’s the thing.
You reading this.. have your family. You have your friends. You speak english, so do I.
We’ve all sat in restaurants or cafe’s and overheard a conversation one table over… We hear their issues and can identify with them. We look at them as people, same as us.
We almost want to go over and say “Hey, how are you?”, but society dictates we can’t. We’re not suppose to ever know people we’re not introduced to…
It’s OK to listen, it’s just not OK to introduce ourselves.
This is where society is totally f*cked up. Why can’t we say hello to people near us? That’s the way the 50’s were (and I was born in the 1970’s).. but from what I understand, this is the way the 50’s were:
1. Anyone could say hello to each other on the street, and it was politeness, not a come-on.
2. Any adult could disipline any child that was misbehaving in public, or throw a punch to any adult that was completely out of line. If a cop pulled up, they’d ask what was going on, and the story would dictate whether or not the adult was out of line.
Here were are in the 2000’s, soon to be the 2100’s…
You can’t pay a female compliment without it being border line harassment. You can’t spank your kids without them taken away for child abuse. A lot of how we came to be, is completely gone by legistlation, laws, policy, and the way society dictates.
There was a time when people policed themselves, and only needed police when logic and simple right-and-wrong was not able to dictate how we behave.
Now… Something is lost.
We can no longer say hello to someone on the street, a complete stranger, without them wondering “why is this person even talking to me?”
Somehow, we think we are so much better than those people in the 50’s. We are so much more graduated in society.. a higher level of thinking. A better society.
Why is it so weird to say a simple hello to a stranger?
Why is it so weird to say “how are you” or “how’s the weather” ?
We’re so in the fight as a society to become better and more mature, but someone has to realize, we’ve lost plenty in the process…
So the next time I’m in a restaurant or cafe, and I overhear a conversation with people I can identify with, and want to introduce myself and feel welcome in their conversation…
Instead, I’ll sit away, realize my “place”, and realize, its the 2000’s, and its against society policy to ever talk to strangers. We can all co-exist, but NEVER EVER should we bridge the gap that we’ve created amongst ourselves over the last 40 years
Because.. that’s how life us is. Same language, same situations, same people, friends on the horizion. But NO… don’t do that. Don’t ever talk to someone you haven’t been formally introduced to, because, that makes you a freak, and no one likes a freak.
Without blogs, we couldn’t talk about this either. But you’ve all been in those positions at some point to… Thank god for the internet. Atleast we can talk openly without someone slapping us and saying “why did you say that?”