The Most Valuable Word In The Economy of Human Interaction | Fast Company
Michael Simmons stashed this in How To Be A Super Connector
Great reminder about a very basic word as a way to see the common humanity in everyone.
Agreed that Hello is a very useful word:
White recognizes that when we separate ourselves from others, we limit our own potential and that of those around us. When you say “Hello,” you extend yourself. It’s an offering, a giving.
In a world of frenetic behavior and evident signs of pain and struggle, “Hello” paves the way towards connection. Yes, it can be a cursory pleasantry, but it can also be an entryway into something much more.