Ed-vise: Stranger on a Plane

A Well and Good, GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, here at the Good and Well Coffee shop this morning. Meeting with a fire department where I will emphasize the importance of retirement physicals…my new soap box!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Tik Tok video.

This time, a person sitting on a plane with a T-shirt on that had a political statement on it. People were walking past and apparently commenting on the shirt in a manner that made the gentleman smile and say “Thank You.”

What Would You Do if your seat was next to a person wearing such clothing that had a message that was contrary to your political beliefs?

Would you be willing to engage this person in a conversation about their shirt? About their political stance on things? Or, would you simply sit down and put on your headphones in an effort to ignore the person and hope the plane ride ends soon.

Most people I know would probably put on the headphones.

I would encourage you, my faithful seekers of knowledge and wisdom, to engage this person. Especially if they are making you uncomfortable. In a political sense.

It’s quite fine to say to ask the person about there shirt. “Can I ask you a question about your shirt?” is a great start. You can even ask where they got it. Great ice breaker.

Then, dive into the message of the shirt. The goal of the conversation, first, is to make a friend.

I know, many have our political trenches dug and are fully ready for the “Civil War.” However, if you take the time to listen to the person, they might tell you something you did not know. In addition, you might teach them something they did not know.

It’s called “Dialogue.” Talking to each other. Communicating and connecting. It’s what humans used to do before smart phones. It is a way to challenge yourself to try something difficult everyday. Last, talking with a stranger on a plane is a great way to de-escalate the problems in the world today.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember you can defeat an attacker if you have one arm. You just have to do it…SINGLE HANDEDLY! HAHAHAHHAHA…GOTCHA!


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