Someone once said, no clue who it was, if you can understand people you can rule the world. While that of course isn’t a literal comment it does have some foundation.
People are the key to enjoying this world, there is nothing more important than people. I have travelled to some incredible places, truly truly remarkable. I have also seen some shit holes. The most interesting thing about each one though is the impact the people you are with can make. You will enjoy your life much more with great people around you.
Put yourself a place that looks incredible to you, a mountain or a beach or city. Now put next to you an idiot that you know. Maybe a boss or just some fool you know from work or school. How shit does the place seem now? Right so do the opposite, picture somewhere not so special, but put your best friend next to you, or someone special that is important to you. All of a sudden the not so special place isn’t so bad.
People are important! We now know that much.
So when meeting new people give them a chance, allow them to talk and get to know them. If you struggle to make new friends the best tip ever is simply take a genuine interest in someone new that you meet. It’s as simple as that. Don’t try to be anything other than yourself, in fact these days people really like the weird fuckers (trust me) so don’t hide anything about yourself. Ask people questions and listen to their response.
The most important thing here is that you take a genuine interest, a real interest. If you fake interest the opposite will happen and people will be turned off by you. Everyone will have something interesting to say. Also another great tip is remember their name and use it, the most important word in the world to somebody is their name. Finally after doing those two things listen and hear, people prefer someone they can talk to, not someone that will talk at them non-stop.
You’ll read this and if you struggle you’ll think well it can’t be that easy. But it is, you can make friends the easy way. People can enhance your enjoyment in this world, they can make shit things feel like a lot of fun. They really are the key to enjoyment, so find people, any people, and talk to them. Because after all why not?
Take an interest in people and they will reward you with enjoyment. Listen to them and they will reward you with their ear when you need it. Remember names because it’s simple and effective, they’ll not only remember your name but they will remember you for a long time.
If you have liked these little tips I have a book that is only a short read but it could be the starting step you are looking for, find it here. Or if you want to talk directly to me feel free, comment below and I will get back to you. Enjoy, have fun and play.