There are a lot of songs about saying hello; these are just a few. I find it funny that a simple little word causes people such anxiety.
It in its simplest form it is a greeting; in a more complex manner it is a way to begin a conversation, which I guess, is why it causes people so much stress. You never know how someone is going to respond to your “hello”, do you?
Have you ever had someone honk at you or run into you in the grocery store cause they are in a hurry and you simply look and wave and say, “hello”. It’s amazing how quickly their anger dissipates because you catch them off guard and they aren’t expecting someone to be nice to them, let alone notice them.
I don’t know too many people who would be absolutely prickish if out of the blue someone said hello to them. Actually, off the top of my head I can’ think of one. Even people I don’t think so fondly of would probably be taken back if I said hello.
It’s just hello. A word. It has no power over us. In fact, the only meaning or power it has, is what we give it.
The world needs a little more hellos. See how many people you can say it to today and take note of their response. It will probably make their day and yours too!
Good morning from New York and Hello!