Talking to strangers

These days I
go for evening walk in nearby one huge park. Day before yesterday I got a
thought “Hey why not do an experiment, talk to strangers”. And actually this thing
was come up in last SHG meeting. The new guy his name is “Manoj”. He was going
to some speech therapy, I forgot the name. He was sharing his experience. In
his speech he told that “That guys told us to go and talk to strangers”.
So, I was
thinking that’s a good thing. This builds my confidence and pushes myself to do
some new. Because I am always want to be in my comfort zone.
The thought
comes but I need energy to implement this thing. I was thinking “Hey this not
help, what others thinking about you. If they laugh or they say something”. These
kind of many thoughts were shooting in my mind. And I was in fear and my heart
started racing. But another thought came “Hey no you have to talk this will
help you”.
Then I said
to myself “let it be what others think” and “accept yourself”. After that I saw
one old man he was around 60+. I thought “I have to start from this guy because
he could understand things, and I am sure he will never laugh on my stammering”.
I started
something like this, (old guy = OG, Me = M)
M : Excuse
sir, (he looked)
OG : Yes
M: if you are okay can I talk to you
OG: sure
M: I thought “Hey its easy”. Sir I have stammering problem you know what
stammering is?
OG: Ya I know.
M: I said “my doctor suggested me that you have to talk to strangers, so it
will build up your confidence and speech problem”.
And we talked
around 1 hour and he suggested me some tricks, yoga and some useful tips. He was
really a nice guy. Then today I also talked to one new person and approach was
same. And I really felt confident now.
I would like
to thanks TISA and SHG Bangalore. Those guys are really nice who came to meeting
and share our thoughts.



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  1. admin 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts Akash. Practice of speaking to strangers is an important step in the journey towards taming our stammering.

  2. admin 6 years ago

    Good Akash…..keep pushing yourself out of comfort zone and eventually u would succeed…..Good Luck Bro….

  3. Sachin 6 years ago

    Someone said: "Therapy is nothing but crystallized common sense"..
    Having said that, I must add that common sense is not very common and often not easy to implement!
    THAT is where the role of a good self help group comes in!
    All kudos to SHG Banglore and selfless "sewa" offered by its members to each other and rest of us, by example..

  4. admin 6 years ago

    That was good Akash. i am also trying to do same thing. whether you stammer or not but getting out of comfort zone is very difficult thing. Like they say Taking first step is always hardest and you have done it. you deserve A handshake and a milkshake with ice-cream :P.

  5. lashdinesh 6 years ago

    Action is what is needed to overcome ones limitation.. it cannot be done in the comfort of 4 walls.. Great initiative and wonderful write-up.. All the Best!! Some day you may be leading a shg in the same park – who knows !! 🙂


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