A simple ‘Hello’ seems ordinary enough doesn’t it?
In most cultures it is accepted as a greeting to show respect and acknowledgement of the other person.
Yet, it is becoming more apparent that some may actually feel intimidated or even feel obliged by a simple ‘Hello’.
‘Hello’ is a powerful word.
It can bring your joy when you feel somber.
Yet it can bring you intimidation when you are feeling insecure.
I have traveled to Italy and this sensational word is treated just as they treat their morning cafe’. Yes, it is a necessity in their culture to begin the day and continue throughout the day. A greeting of ‘Salve’, ‘Buon giorno’ and even ‘Buona sera’ are all part of the everyday language that is expressed freely.
Yet, why is it that when I walk through the local shopping center and I feel another gaze at me, I respond with a simple ‘Hello’ they turn away or walk straight by as though they do not see me?
This is not the first time this experience has happened. Nor has it only happened to myself. It is unfortunately becoming another social epidemic that is suffocating our future generation.
Say HELLO people, it is SIMPLE!