Learn Communication from Cheese
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- By Val
- Posted Aug 25, 2015
Is shyness just a feature of a character or a hurdle that prevents us from doing the most? Let me tell you a story that will answer this question.
When clearing the aftermath of ICAN Club's Birthday Party, we discovered this: a bar of chocolate from Kazakhstan and something peculiar, which looked like nothing else. There were hiding somewhere berween other treats and the flowers.
The staff approched me, pointed to these white sticks and asked, 'What is it?" Since these whites were found among food and we didn't expect any terrorists, we assumed that it was someting eatable. We were standing and looking at each other, waiting for a volunteer or trying to choose a victime to make undergo the food test. Since no one volunteered, and I was in change of the party, and being a responsible person, I decided that it's my duty to be the first to try it. Well, first it tasted exactly like it looks - like chalk (I have never eaten chalk, but I assume it is tasteless). A bit later, when the saliva started dissolving the ingredients, I started feeling cheese. Yes, it was cheese! A very special kind of cheese. Dried cheese. Cheese that can last for years. One can take it when hiking, or even to space. And it tasted good, although very peculiar.
Why am I making a story out of this? I want to ask everyone: if you bring something to a party, please, make it noticable. Announce it. Show it to people! Explain what it is. I am so sorry people missed it and the person, who had brought it failed to get appreciation for the gift.
But let's make one more step further. This also have implications for your lives. Those of you, who are too shy - don't you think you are doing the same. You bring your gift to a party, and keep it for yourself, do not share your witty thughts, your creative ideas, do not show your skills. Remember this chese story and remember to share and become noticed. It's not for you - it's for people around you. They want to know what brilliant person they have met.
Do not think about your shyness - think about people and what you can give them