Do not fear striking up a conversation
One of the biggest unspoken social faux pas appears to be the act of speaking to other commuters on the train. The fear of irritating a sleepy commuter is usually overwhelming, thus many do not run the risk of starting up a conversation with those sat in close proximity to themselves. However, people, on the whole, are interesting. Since when did we lose our sense of fun, compassion and become so jaded by the world?
As crazy as it may sound, each individual is a wealth of knowledge, ideas, anecdotes and passions. Traveling hours appear to be shortened when you spend the time talking to someone. Human interaction can be as stimulating as a morning coffee. Hear new jokes or tales of travel. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to strike up a conversation simply by commenting on something as simple as the weather or how quickly the year appears to be passing.