Michael Battalio


Friday, February 16, 2007

The World at Eye Level

It used to be that I would always look down when walking around either because of being tired or just not wanting to deal with people. But, I have found that there is a whole other world found just by looking up. When I am not listening to music, I now make sure to look up at the people I pass. Everyone is much more friendly than I have ever given them credit for. Everyone you make eye contact with makes some kind of acknowledgment of your existence-either a hello or nod of the head. At first, I was annoyed by this; I just like seeing the world all around me, which I may add, is much nicer than the grass directly below my feet. Now that I've been doing it for a while, I enjoy having everyone around me. It certainly puts me in a better disposition. I think that's because most of the people who look up are in a good mood, otherwise they wouldn't be looking up, and consequently, their good mood enforces my good mood. I suggest everyone try looking up every once in a while.

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