Welcome back to the first share for 2020 of the We are the World Blogfest – #WATWB. The community where each last Friday of the month, we share something good going on around the world to deflect from some of the bad news we get plenty of and promote good deeds and random acts of kindness. Today I’m sharing a wonderful idea this man has ventured into on a mission to ignite kindness, communication and compassion incorporated into his daily living.
I felt drawn to this particular act because I believe the world is so embedded in their technology and digital media world, and it’s not hard to notice in every public space that human relations: making eye contact with a stranger, common courtesy, polite salutations, seem to be eroding with time.
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This article was written by REBECCA WOJNO, CONTRIBUTOR to Goodnet.org
Today, social media effortlessly brings people together from all over the world through shared interests. There are more and more ways for people to connect online.
But with our busy lives, with texting is replacing conversations, people are feeling lonely and actually communicating less. That’s why Rob Lawless, a 28-year-old extrovert from Philadelphia who has spent the last four years having an hour-long face-to-face conversation with a stranger a day is so unique.
“The concept of meeting up with someone for absolutely no reason other than just to get to know them is so foreign to people that they think there must be some agenda. In reality, I’m just here to sit with you and talk about anything,” Lawless told News 10.
During a typical day, he’ll speak to around four strangers and since 2015, he’s spoken to more than 2,800 people. . . continue reading
Each month a group of writers share a post on acts of goodness going on around the world to deflect off the negative news around the world. This months hosts are:
D. Biswas – https://www.damyantiwrites.com/
L. Hartz – https://authorlizbethhartz.com/blog
S. Garg – http://shilpaagarg.com/
M. Giese – https://maryjmelange.wordpress.com
S. Stein – https://ssteinwriting.wordpress.com/
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