In today’s world, where division and mistrust are prevalent, it’s easy to retreat and avoid interacting with those who are different from us. However, breaking down these barriers can lead to an enriching experience that can broaden our understanding of the world and bring new excitement to our lives.

Talking to someone with a different background or life story can be a game-changer. It can challenge our assumptions and broaden our understanding of the world. Engaging with strangers can also bring new excitement to our daily routine and may even lead to new friendships and mentorships. According to political scientist Dietlind Stolle, trust is crucial for society to function, and by making an effort to engage safely with those we meet in our daily lives, we can work on building that trust. 

In conclusion, whether it’s starting a conversation with a stranger on the bus, striking up a conversation with a colleague, or volunteering in your community, there are countless opportunities to connect with others and make a positive impact on the world.