Over the last year I have made an effort to say morning and afternoon to people when I am out on the street. Sometimes they look serious and once you say hello, they smile back and say morning and afternoon too. I have been doing this to help my social anxiety. Sometimes they just look at me and walk on. Don’t take the silence personally, some people still follow the rule of not to speak to strangers, yet we are adults now. Nothing wrong with being nice to one another. I need to get past this ice breaker and develop friendships. To have friends to visit different places with or to spend time with combating social isolation.