Strangers

Today I was lucky enough to attend a gathering that changed my life. Ever since I was 13 years old, I’ve been dreaming to attend this international camp that only certain people are chosen for. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote my application and I got a personal interview with the committee. Today, all of the applicants were brought together into one room for 3 hours. We were all strangers when we first walked into that room, however we walked out with a spirit that even the best of friends don’t have. We shared our deepest thoughts and feelings together, knowing that we will not judge each other or hold it against one another. People said everything they had always kept in and shared the thoughts they had never shared even to their family.
So as I was going home, I kept asking myself, how can people feel more comfortable speaking in front of strangers than in front of their family/friends?
I managed to reach a conclusion in which I realized that strangers are the people you can relate to the most. You can say everything you’ve ever wanted to say to a person you’ve never met, and will probably never  meet again, because you know they wont judge you. We’re afriad to talk in front of our friends and family because we know that they might not take us seriously or make fun of us indirectly. But it’s not the same with strangers.
I learned that people find similarities in each others differences. And that a lot of people have the exact same feelings and thoughts you do. But because we limit ourselves to certain comfort zones, we feel as if no body understands us and that we can never speak freely. However, there are people out there who share the same difficulties as you, there are people out there who are hurt as much as you are, and there are people out there who want to listen to you.
So don’t be afraid to meet new people and talk to them about everything. Don’t be afriad to express your feelings.
Don’t be afriad to step out of your comfort zone, because when you do, you’ll realize that there are so many people out there just like you.

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