I think this is great, and it only take a few conversations with strangers to realize how true it is. We all put up great fronts, but a lot of people are just waiting for a chance to connect.
I’m notorious for dancing in public, even when there’s no music. I can’t count the number of times that random people have just joined in. As soon as you give most people permission to smile, be a little silly or just share a few words, it’s like the floodgates open.
Nothing will boost your optimism about the world like making a random connection with a stranger.