When I meet someone new, I don’t want to know the little things. I want to know what they dream of. I want to know what makes them who they are. Upon meeting someone new at work, I peppered him with my favorite type of questions. What does he like to do in his free time? What did he want to do with his life? He laughed, answered, and said boy you don’t mess around do you! No, dear, I do not.

On this note, I hate gossipers. It is the lowest form of communication really. There is so much more interesting in this world to talk about. Why do some feel the need to tear down others? Passing along harmful information, whether it is malicious or not, is hurtful. If it isn’t something you would be willing to say directly to or in front of the person you are talking about then chances are you probably don’t need to be saying it. Think about whether you would be pleased to learn someone was talking about you like that. If the answer is no, then maybe it shouldn’t be said.

Next time you meet someone, ask them what they think about the Presidential Election, or medical cannabis, or tension in the Middle East. There is a catch when talking about touchy subject material. You MUST realize that their opinion is probably different than your opinion. You have to be ready for that and you have to be willing to appreciate someone with a different opinion. So if you aren’t ready for that, maybe just ask what their dreams are….

[pic] And if you want to kill a beautiful hour, google images of dreams.

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