Strangers When We Meet

So this past weekend was the big David Bowie weekend. Friday was what would have been his 74th birthday and Sunday was the five year anniversary of his passing. Being a big David Bowie fan I started thinking about the great quote that the actor Simon Pegg said when David Bowie died. He said “If you feel sad today just remember that the world is over 4 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.”

I think that’s an incredible quote and it really got me thinking about being present in the relationships I currently have in with the people that I know.

So here’s what I want you do. I want you think about somebody in your life that you have a really strong deep connection with. I don’t want it to be a family member, I don’t want it to be a mother or father or child or a sibling. I don’t want there to be any correlation to the existence of one because of the other. Think of somebody, a friend, a mentor, a teacher and think about the fact that not only did your time here on this planet happened to coincide at the same time as theirs but also as large as this planet is you’ve somehow managed to overlap in the same geographic location.

The odds of that are pretty slim and that should make that relationship feel that much stronger. So give that a thought. Reach out to that person. Just say “hey.” Let them know how you feel.

I’ll talk to you soon.

This is a transcription from a video post which can be found on my @meatitate social media sites.


About Sean White

A self-made minus-millionaire.
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