Litmus, Litmus on the Wall
If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer be?
I am not very good at meeting people in the first few moments. I want to be more out there, but I am shy. I usually get over it quick enough by saying something to draw laughter. I also stay a little in the background and listen.
When we listen we can hear what the other is truly saying. While I am listening I also have a bad habit of comparing myself to that person. Thoughts such as; do I look too fat, I am heavier than they are.
Stupid thoughts but I do have them. The moment then comes when that group conversation is over and people go to other people repeating little chats. I am still standing in spot and the lady ask me those routine questions. Are you from around here? How many children do you have? What do you do for a living?
I don’t really mind hearing these words. I have nothing to hide. If we are hitting it off fairly well, I will ask the question. Want to get together one day next week for lunch?
It is really human nature to compare oneself with others
I figured it was my insecurities. Glad to see your comment here
🙂 No worries. Everyone has their own insecurities. Either the insecurity causes self reflection or over confidence lead to self correction or fall. Isn’t it that way?
I think we are that way, never right on cue! LOL
Laughter is always a good ice breaker 😉
It sure seems to break ice for me
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