So awhile back I was talking with this friend of mine and I was told I was at first not as interesting to know as I didn’t say much or gave the impression of a totally different side of me, until the person got to know me better. This had me thinking, is it that hard for hard of hearing/deaf people to be open to new people you meet, or is it just me that is not as outgoing as I think I am?
I asked another few friends of mine I’ve known for a few years and they disagreed. I still think it is a good debate to have as I am pretty sure I am not the only one, who at first meeting may seem a bit closed off or totally the opposite at times, depending on where I am.
Sometimes I am bold enough to talk with people I don’t even know at all and have a good chit chat with them, then afterwards not seeing or talking with them for a very long time (could be I was just asking about a new book that I wanted to know about in the book store I was in, or talking with a tourist asking for how to get there and start talking about a whole lot more afterwards). So in my opinion it depends on the chemistry between the two people who talks with each other, how open minded is the person to speak with one who hears badly. On the other side how involved do you want to be with that person you are talking with?
So look at yourself, are you open minded and bold to talk with people you haven’t met before to get in touch/connection or do you wait on the person to get in touch with you? Sometimes I wonder if too much is lost in this pin point back and forth, if there was an understanding from both parties….
Have a great Sunday before December sets in next week! Starting on the next blog entry, I will tell you about what I do throughout December and have done every year since I was a kid. I wonder if these are things you do in USA too…. Tune in next Sunday to find out… J
The Quiet Photographer