I was sitting on the tube this morning. London. The tube was very crowded, and as I had quite a long way to go, my thoughts were on my new project, my new blog, speaking to people and teach them from the stage, what can I do to make my dream come true. In my thoughts I went back a couple of years in my life, and I knew, I felt that I have so much to share to the world. I am a person who love to speak, I can speak hours and hours with people, never get bored, I can listen to their stories and learn from them, or I can share my life with them and teach them, hoping that they won’t do the same mistakes as I have done , when I was younger. Just look on the people on the tube: no one is talking to each other, everybody with their heads down on their phones, in a different world, away from reality. It is very sad, that people do not communicate anymore with each other, they send smileys on their phone, but when it comes to actually smile at someone, that looks fake, they forget how to express their feelings, how to say out loud what they think and what they want. Everybody on the tube seemed to be addicted to their phones. Sad, sad world. No interpersonal connection, no communication. But humans are social beings, we need to talk to each other, as we forget how to communicate in this digitalized world. I’m not saying we don’t have to develop ourselves, technology is changing fast and we have to keep up the pace, but I do believe that sometime we should slow down and take some time to give an honest smile to someone, to ask our friends and family members how they spent their day, ask them about their dreams and goals. Whenever we talk we only complain, we forget that life is beautiful and we only live once, that we should take every moment and live it in a way that makes us feel happy. An honest smile can have incredible power, whilst an emoji sent to someone to express your love, gratitude or whatever you feel, seems so impersonal. But, maybe I am wrong. Let me know if I am wrong. Tell me that we do not need to communicate with people in actual words and I will accept that. But I was born and I grow up in an era where if I liked a boy, it took me days until I was able to smile at him and say hello, flushed if, by some miracle the subject of my adoration smiled back at me and said hello. I grow up in a world when I had to say out loud : “I love you” , not send a red heart on my smart phone (sometimes I have the feeling that my phone is smarter than I am) and waiting for my dream guy to reply. I grow up in a world, where I had to meet my friends at the corner of the street to go out and I knew, when is getting dark it means that I have to go home, otherwise I will be in trouble. Yes, we have to follow the trends, technologies and all this new gadgets, apps, but I also believe that we should take the time to communicate with each other. Successful people take time to listen to others, they spend time with friends, associates, family members, they actually listen to stories of other people, as they can learn from them, successful people read every day, developing their interpersonal skills, they know that a real smile can make miracles and can make the most grumpy man in the world to smile back, they know that if they keep their head in their phones they won’t learn, they won’t be able to follow their dreams, as in order to look ahead you have to hold your head up, whilst looking on your smart phone, you always keep your head down. Never keep your head down. And don’t forget to smile, a smile can make miracles, will help you, the one who gives the smile and will make the day of then receiver as well.
Wish you a beautiful day,