If you’re visiting this page it probably means you want to know how the social experiment turned out 🙂 And thank you once again for participating, you don’t know how hard it is for me asking someone this.
I update this page at the end of each day, so check back tomorrow if there has been an update 🙂
I’m writing this before doing the actual experimentation. But for one, I really think it’s fun to talk to a random person. Some of the most fascinating stories and conversations I’ve had have been with strangers.
The other aspect is that I’m facing my fear of starting a conversation with a someone. There have been multiple times I’ve wanted to strike up a conversation with a stranger, as I’ve been curious how their life is and what they’ve learned throughout their years.
I can’t really explain how hard this is for me. But I know some of you are scared of heights, well think of this experiment as jumping from 10 meters into the water. To me, that’s a piece of cake, I like heights. Approaching and starting a conversation with a random person, know that’s scary. Today, Saturday, I’ve decided to head out at 1 pm. The clock is now 5 pm and I still haven’t gone outside. I’ve now devised a plan for tomorrow, on how I will be able to go outside. It’s ridiculously small steps:
- Put on some nice clothes
- Fix my hair (if I haven’t already)
- Shave (my beard grows fast)
- Put down the thank you cards in my pocket
- Put on shoes and maybe a jacket (depending on weather)
- Step outside
- Walk to the “big square” (stortorget)
- Walk through the street Lilla Fiskaregatan and ask one person about the experiment
- Ask another one