How Talking to Strangers on a Daily Basis Got Me Robbed.

We overshare and easily connect with strangers on social media, but we often cannot make eye contact with a passerby.

The reason why the examples above are very specific is because they are real. I often find myself itching to talk to unknown people around me; and I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who craves connecting with those outside of their usual circle of friends.

How many amazing people am I missing on a daily basis by being too shy to connect with them?

And so, as we approached another month of our Twelve-Month Journey — the 6th month marking the very middle of the year — I thought that after a few months of inner search and spiritual cleansing, perhaps it was a good moment to look outwards and try to connect with the world around us a bit more.


The double standards by which we treat ourselves vs. others are truly mind-blowing.

Another thing that ‘speaking to strangers’ on a daily basis has taught me, is that a big reason why I drink alcohol in social situations is precisely this sort of mild social anxiety. I do love a glass of good wine, but a glass is usually all I need, to feel pleasantly tipsy without losing control of my behaviour. Do I ever stop at one glass when going out? Of course not. Partly because — as an extremely individualistic person — I simply really enjoy being a part of the (drinking) group, but partly because I fear that by not drinking I’d be considered boring and I wouldn’t be able to keep up with everyone’s tipsy-joyful spirits. Food for thought and perhaps a prompt to re-read my ‘Dry February’ “chronicles”.

If nothing else, it makes going about the day much less boring and lonely than it can feel otherwise.

Here’s a photo of the very lotus tattoo….



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Agnieszka Zbieranska

Agnieszka Zbieranska

Business Psychologist, Life Coach & NLP Practitioner, 200hr Yoga Teacher. A firm believer that we can all be better than ‘ok’, in every area of our lives.