adventures in unschooling

talking to strangers

After our viking voyage Cassius commented that he had expected the crew to tell us more about vikings, because he had heard the crew were a wealth of information. I had been feeling the same, when I noticed the father of the other HS family we went with (who is very good at talking to people) sit beside the Captain and start asking all sorts of questions. I sat next to him so I could eavesdrop the answers. I’ve never been talented at talking to people I don’t know and extracting information from them. (Most parties are my idea of a nightmare). I don’t know if it’s possible to acquire the skill of talking to strangers when it goes against your general nature, but Cassius and I both agreed that it is a very valuable skill to have and that it can allow you to get more out your experiences.

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