In The Guardian, Alexis Petridis penned a fantastic reflection on the UK’s scary public information films of the 1960s to 1980s. For more than 60 years, the government’s Central Office of Information (COI) created FUD-fostering films about talking to strangers, playing with matches, sticking things in electric outlets, rabies, slippery floors, etc. The COI was shut down last week due to funding cuts.
Every day, we do a lot of talking. We talk to co-workers, we talk to customers, we talk to classmates, we talk to strangers, and we talk to friends. When our day is done and we walk through the front door to greet our partner, we sometimes don’t want
On grief dos & don'ts. - "And now here’s the thing about death and other people: They are going to disappoint you. You have death cooties and they are scared of you. Or they will just stay away. Or they will want you to act like everything’s normal. Or they will say the wrong thing. Or they will say nothing at all. They will stare at you like your skin is peeling off like wallpaper. You will grow to distrust everyone you ever knew, and want to start afresh. You go to bars and talk to…
How to Start Talking to Strangers with Ease Even If You’re Shy
Why you should start talking to strangers and how to make it easy.