Here’s one other travel-related story I wanted to share. On one of my flights, there was a guy who seemed to easily strike up conversations with everybody. I saw him talking to people in line, to the stewardess, to other passengers – all in a very easy and relaxed manner.
It was remarkable to me because I see more and more travelers doing the opposite – using electronic devices to tune out other people and turn inward.
This guy even ended up talking to me while waiting for the luggage. And I would say, he seemed happier than most other passenegers.
I’m not sure if this type of conversational ability is a gift or just an attitude. But I wish there was more of it in the world.