For some people, it is a habit to talk to strangers, while for others, it is an act to avoid at all costs. However, talking to strangers does bring unexpected benefits to our happiness. < / P > < p > imagine that when you die and wake up again, you find yourself living in a world of people you remember, “all your old lovers. Your boss, your grandmother, and the waitress who serves you at lunch every day It’s a chance to be happy, to spend time with 1000 emotionally connected people, to re-establish relationships that have faded away, and to catch up with those you’ve missed. After a few weeks, you begin to feel lonely. When you walk in a vast, quiet park with one or two friends, you start to wonder how the world is different. The park benches were empty and there were no strangers sitting on them. There won’t be a family you don’t know who will throw crumbs to ducks and make you smile because of their laughter < / P > < p > in David eagman’s short stories, everyone you know in your life will live in the afterlife, while strangers disappear and some things will be missing. David eagman, an American neuroscientist and novelist, envisioned this possible afterlife in his short story circle of friends more than a decade ago. The novel coronavirus pneumonia has many people share this story about strangers’ disappearance, according to the gage. When we hide in the “cocoon room” of family and friends to keep safe, the disappearance of strangers around us is particularly conspicuous, which also urges more people to think about the meaning of strangers. < / P > < p > a growing number of studies have shown that associating with and trusting people we don’t know is important to our own and each other’s well-being, as well as to the health of society as a whole. For example, surveys show that friendliness to strangers is associated with higher self-esteem among American teenagers; trust in strangers is associated with better overall health in China; and trust in strangers is also associated with personal well-being in Canada. < / P > < p > in eagman’s story, those who are outside our circle of friends seem at first glance irrelevant to us, although we gradually realize their importance. The lack of communication with others affects not only our mental state, but also our physical health. A study published in 2020 (before the new outbreak) showed that social isolation significantly increased the risk of premature death for a variety of causes, which could be comparable to smoking, obesity and lack of physical exercise.
novel coronavirus pneumonia in Europe and America has been strengthened by the blockade to prevent isolation from the most vulnerable groups. New social divisions have emerged. During novel coronavirus pneumonia, many people will naturally encounter all kinds of strangers, and often unintentionally. We meet a stranger in the hallway and say hello, or we meet a friend in a bar and start chatting with people who come with him. The situation is quite different now. Laurie Santos, a psychologist at Yale University in the United States, explains that we have learned to treat strangers as potential carriers of a dangerous virus, a threat, so we try to avoid them. In order to maintain social distance, people deliberately avoid strangers. Many media and businesses have sent out a lot of tips to keep people away, so as to keep safe. When we are ready to bend down to pick up someone else’s key on the ground, we will also begin to hesitate, neither want to pick up their virus, nor want to pass on the virus we may carry to them. Even if we don’t have symptoms, we worry that we may spread droplets and be seen as a source of danger by others. < / P > < p > we sometimes meet people who are familiar with themselves in our life. When they meet strangers for the first time, they will talk about things like “how are you, how are your family, how are your parents?” And get familiar with them quickly. In their opinion, it is impolite and disrespectful to ask strangers for directions without establishing proper contact.
however, novel coronavirus pneumonia has been overestimated the degree of discomfort with strangers in many developed countries. Nick Epley of the University of Chicago has spent most of his academic career studying people’s relationships with strangers. On his way to work, he became interested in the strangers around him. Why do they ignore the presence of people around them every morning? Is it because they prefer family and friends and think strangers are dangerous, or do we expect them to? Before novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, Epli conducted an experiment, and participants were told to either talk to anyone as usual, or to chat with people sitting next to them. He discovered what he called the “antisocial paradox,” in which people underestimate the pleasure of talking to strangers. A public transport event near BBC (P > in August, 2019) was held to encourage passengers to talk to strangers. Posters and public notices give passengers an excuse to chat up with strangers. Britons are known for their reserve, but Epley repeated his experiment in Chicago that day and found that “Britons like to talk to strangers, just like our American participants.”. The longer people talk, the better they feel, even those who think that being alone makes them happier, or that they think they are introverts. < / P > < p > many people may be hesitant when they start a conversation with strangers and don’t know what to say. They can get advice from art of conversation, published in 1867. You can store something interesting in your mind to prepare for a conversation, such as history, including the history of the moment, major crimes and trials, especially biographies of celebrities. In those days, the proposal was aimed at those who shared a carriage with strangers, because one could not imagine riding in a carriage without talking to a fellow traveler. < p > < p > BBC reporter Emily Kasriel has always been interested in the idea of meeting strangers, in part because she feels excited when she has meaningful connections with people she doesn’t know, especially when they don’t have a common view or experience. She was inspired to give a tedx talk on how to make commuting more meaningful. She believes that in order to maintain a common sense of community, we need to meet people who are different from us. If we only continue to talk to people we already know, we will retreat deeper into our own social circles, which may become more difficult to break through over time. Without a broader circle, we don’t have the opportunity to challenge our views or understand people who are different from us. Because the impact of novel coronavirus pneumonia and its economic recession on human society is so inequal, the dialogue across the divide has become more important. Despite novel coronavirus pneumonia,
has been reduced in interaction with strangers since the outbreak of new crown pneumonia. But when isolation is most stringent, tens of thousands of people around the world are helping others, whether they know each other or not.
novel coronavirus pneumonia is not a negative influence on strangers’ contact with strangers. At the height of isolation, there are thousands of people around the world helping others, whether they know each other or not. American essayist Rebecca solney calls this response to disaster a “Carnival of compassion.”. < / P > < p > “when all conventional divisions and patterns are broken, people come forward and become brotherly guardians,” she wrote. “Even in death, confusion, fear and loss, goals and connections bring happiness.” < p > < p > according to the British future, a focus group survey conducted during the period of isolation showed that as restrictions were relaxed, people began to talk about increased empathy and solidarity because they felt they had shared experiences with strangers and were more confident to talk to each other. “Since I was ill, a lot of people have left cards, parcels and flowers at the door,” said one interviewee living in Paisley, Scotland < / P > < p > can the contact between strangers last longer than the virus? Participants in the UK future hope that this kindness and kindness to strangers will continue after the outbreak of the new coronation is restored. But the details in the report challenge: “differences of opinion about the pace of social restart can lead to differences, especially among people of different ages, regions and wealth.” < / P > < p > wearing masks is essential to protect the health of ourselves and the people around us, and it also changes the way people connect with others. According to Jay van barville, a neuroscientist at New York University, our brains process facial expressions in hundreds of milliseconds after seeing someone else. In these extreme times, we decide whether the face represents a friend or an enemy, whether they look friendly or threatening. In a culture that is not used to using facial coverings, learning how to communicate effectively with a mask may require some effort. < p > < p > van barville suggested that it is necessary to carry out a strong publicity campaign to help people understand the function of masks and enable people in Europe and the United States to see masks from a new perspective. Before tens of thousands of novel coronavirus pneumonia, thousands of office workers wore masks every day, not because they were hypochondriac patients, but because they had a cold, because they wanted to protect the needs of the surrounding people. People can feel their generosity and warmth by redefining them as those who are willing to be considerate of others around them.
novel coronavirus pneumonia is still a threat to many people in the world. People must establish social connections as far as possible to overcome the barriers to social distance amplification. Psychologist Laurie Santos believes that in order to reach out to strangers, we have to go against our own intuition about what’s best. Novel coronavirus pneumonia may be challenged by long-term mental and physical health crises if we fail to find a solution to loneliness. Today, people need to be creative and secure. David eagman concludes his circle of friends with a warning about the afterlife scene: < / P > < p > “the lost crowd makes you lonely. You start complaining about all the people you might meet. But no one listens or sympathizes with you, because that’s what you choose when you’re alive. ”