Why sometimes saying Hello makes a big difference

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I was on train to London yesterday and did something very different.

I said hello to someone. Well actually I said hello and commented on the title of a book that the young lady at my table was reading.

It was an introduction to International Relations, and for the next 2 hours we discussed the middle east, global warming, Copenhagen, education standards and the value of internationl travel.

What a joy. The journey flashed by and for the first time in a long time I felt that the time on the train had not been completely wasted.

I’ll remember the value of “Hello” from  now on.