It’s normal to be afraid of the unknown. As we get older, we become comfortable with the familiar environment, routine, and people around us. But our lives would be very bland if these comfortable surroundings never change and we’re not introduced to the unknown. One important way to shake up our routine is to meet new people.
There are tons of unique people in the world with unusual and inspiring stories. Maybe someone came from a different country than you, or they spend their time rock climbing while you prefer to read. Finding all of these unique stories and characteristics in people is great because they make you feel like anything is possible. And you may find someone who’s story relates to yours when you least expect it.
Don’t be afraid to find and get to know those who are different from you. Whether you happen to be crossing paths with them, or go out to find them yourself, meeting new people will bring opportunities to learn new things and explore new areas. Being exposed to new opportunities is how you will continue to grow as a person.