In a world with over 7.5 billion it’s amazing how we make connections in the strangest of places.
It's a Small World
When I was visiting Glasgow last winter, I got to experience first hand how true “6 degrees of separation” truly is. I decided to visit the University of Glasgow, and had planned to go straight to the visitor center to get a map of the campus. About five steps past the gate house, I realized that I had absolutely no clue where the visitor center was. So I turned around and went to ask for directions at that gatehouse. After getting directions, the security guard asked about my accent. When he learned I was from NY, a smile graced his face. Turns out his wife was from a town on Long Island not far from where I grew up. In fact, when visiting his in-laws, he shopped at a super market in my home town.
At this point you’re probably wondering what the point of my little story was. The thing is, it’s so important to remember how alike and connected we all are – even when separated by thousands of miles. What were the chances that this security guard and I would actually meet? Are we really all the different or far apart if we’ve literally picked produce from the same aisle? In this big world filled with billions of people, we have these small moments of connection; these little blips that let us know that the world is actually a little smaller than we think, that we’re not alone. There’s something that’s incredibly beautiful about that thought.
Let’s be real, how many of you thought of the Disney ride when you read my title? Because honestly, I’ve been singing the song since I thought of the title. But maybe this is exactly what Walt Disney thought of when coming up with that iconic ride, that people from all over the planet have ridden on.
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