Originally Posted by Craig Ballantyne
Research suggests talking to strangers can result in happiness.
University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Nicholas Epley says, "Commuters on a train into downtown Chicago reported a significantly more positive commute when they connected with a stranger than when they sat in solitude.”
"I can attest. Feels great to say hello or good morning to a stranger. Try it. They won't bite. At least they haven't bitten me yet." - Craig Ballantyne
This has always been true for me. Most people are just waiting for someone else to notice them, and when you do it lights them up. I always enjoy myself much more when I make some sort of personal contact with people when I'm out and about. It's those days when I don't feel like doing it that it makes the most difference.