Personality Change

For two weeks I asked one person every day the same question: “If you could change one thing about your personality what would it be?”

If you noticed the videos carefully, you’ll see there are two speakers that directly contrasted one another. One person said that he wishes that he was a little more reasonable with the the way he has dealt with anger while another person said that he wished he was a little more expressive with the way he has dealt with anger. The grass is always greener on the other side. Whether it’s your best friend’s outlook on life or your rich neighbor’s house, it always seems that the other person has the better position. It’s important to stop comparing oneself to anyone else. It’s even more important to realize that no matter what happens in life, there’s always a “good” and “bad” way to look at it. So for the next two weeks, instead of beating down on yourself for something you don’t like about yourself, just think that there’s someone that wishes they had those exact “fortunes” that you have.

Starting on Monday the 23rd, I’ll be traveling to Nicaragua! You’ll get to see some #14Strangers clips in spanish with english subtitles. Let me know what you thought of this weeks video and leave some possible #14Strangers that you’d like to see for Nicaraguans!

Different

For two weeks I asked one person every day the same question: “Can you describe to me a way in which you are different from everyone around you?”

First off, so sorry about not posting yesterday! The end of the school year gets extremely hectic, so it wasn’t until today that I was able to compile all the videos together!

Secondly, I think for some reason, the past two weeks was the most that people opened up to me. Although it may not seem like some of the responses were as deep as previous videos, many of the participants continued to talk about themselves after the camera stopped recording. Many people told me stories about their life that you wouldn’t expect a stranger to open up to another stranger about. I think this really just exemplifies the fact that sometimes, people just need someone to talk to. It’s not everyday that adults vent about what they are thinking about, and maybe what people need sometimes is just another body to talk to.

Check back in two weeks!