The Importance of Saying Hello
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The Importance of Saying Hello

Make someone's day by flashing a smile and offering a simple hello.

The Importance of Saying Hello

Millions and millions of people on this earth are living a fast-paced lifestyle to match our fast-paced society. It's to the point where people can't take 10 seconds out of their day to acknowledge another human being.

Many don't understand that even an acknowledgement can make someone's day. Every person deserves to be acknowledged, however small or simple the greeting is. It's a simple principle more need to take part in or even realize. Purposely going out of your way not to say something to a person should make you reevaluate the type of person you are and the type of person you want to be or should be.

Human beings crave and need attention, and by offering up the simplest greeting or the softest smile, it could impact another's day and you wouldn't even know it. It feels good to make others feel like they are important.

The power and importance of hello is underestimated, and when you speak to someone on the street, at your workplace, on campus or anywhere else, it leaves a lasting impression; it demonstrates a sign of respect and it also mirrors the way you were raised and the values your parents instilled in you.

There are endless opportunities in the world, and by being personable to strangers, you could open up so many doors for yourself. People don't forget the countless times you are kind to them, but they will also never forget the single time someone was rude to them. Always be kind and say hello. It won't kill you. It will make you feel like you accomplished something great by making another person smile.

As we get older, our friend groups get smaller, but that doesn't mean you have to be rude to the people you were once great friends with. Heck, you don't have to be rude to the people you are barely friends with. Hello is an easy way to show someone that you are truly interested in how their day is and that you still care regardless of the past. It is a good reminder to let someone else know you care about how they are doing.

Hello is a powerful word, and it is important to show others they are deserving of this very simple greeting. It has more impact when spoken than many ever realize.

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