You meet people day in and day out, be in real life or online. I assume one’s basic purpose of interacting with people is to broaden horizon, listen to new ideas, opinions and add new meanings to things. Basically be a more well rounded individual with an open mind.
Although I have started to notice that not all have that purpose when they are interacting. Some are like walking resumes, talking about their accomplishments, others are like a bank account statement to show off their status and yet some are there who are like walking wikipedias stating facts like one cant google information and some are probably just thrill seekers who get their fun out of troubling others! I used to be annoyed at them at one point of time but on retrospect i find it hilarious now to be even bothered by those people who dont share my perspective of social interaction.
I primarily believe every individual is different with different set of needs, and different set of gifts to offer. As much as i hate being forced to accept someone’s bookish definitions of things, and how things always have been and it should be like, I struggle to just passively listen to their adamant ramblings. My basic instinct of “live and let live” kicks in and i go hey wikipedia thats your opinion, I dont live my life like you do and hence my application to subject at hand is different! I believe a reasonable human being would understand that and this is where i struggle, I assume everyone can be reasonable. Perhaps not. Hard truth, accepted with a pinch of sea salt with italian herbs thrown in for that extra flavor.