Please, tell me the story of your life. I mean it. I really want to know. I just spent 30 riveting minutes hearing the life story of one
of my co-workers, someone I am fond of, but don't know terribly well. I know him better now. Hearing his story has made me connected to him. The possibility of such a story in strangers makes me more connected to all of them.
You may say, "Bah, who cares about 'connectedness?' I don't want to hear everyone's life story." But you want to hear some of them, right? It's why you watch reality TV, why you read any piece of literature, why you're reading this now. Next time someone gives you the chance to hear his story in person, take it. Or send him my way.