How often do you make eye contact with complete strangers…or even your good friends?
If you’re like me, the answer is surprisingly not too frequently. For some, looking into a person’s eyes feels uncomfortable, awkward even. But Arthur Aron, a well-know social psychologist, claims that just four minutes of sustained eye contact brings people together more than any other type of interaction.
In an effort to test this theory out, Amnesty Poland brought a bunch of complete strangers together.
It wasn’t until the end that they found out just who the other person was.
According to Eurostat, more than 1.3 million refugees entered Europe last year. More flow across the borders today. No matter what you think the U.S. or Europe should be doing about the influx of people in need of help and asylum, it’s important to remember one thing…
Above all, stripped of all borders, languages, and beliefs, they are people just like you and me.