Accept the Pima challenge


Pg06-Opinion-Chavira, Andres

We see thousands of diverse faces every day with a completely different story than our own.

Each person has confronted and overcome a set of obstacles that we more than likely have not had to experience ourselves.

With that in mind, when was the last time you approached a stranger and started a conversation? When was the last time you stepped out of your own little world and into the world of another? Get up and go meet someone new!

We are so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget we may learn something about ourselves by simply talking and experiencing another person, even if just for five minutes.

In those five minutes, you could potentially make a new friend that you would have never otherwise encountered. That’s the beauty of being human.

No two people view life through the same lens, and nobody’s lens is clearer than the others. By simply talking to people, we are able to step into their shoes and see life as they see it.

We are lucky to be surrounded by a variety of different people at Pima Community College, yet we continue to stay in our own little bubble rather than stepping out of our comfort zone.

I understand that it may be awkward to walk up to someone you have never met and start a conversation, but you never know what the outcome will be if you don’t just do it.

Yeah, you might get shut down but it’s probably more likely that the person you approach will also enjoy talking to somebody new.

I challenge you, students of Pima, to actually talk to someone you’ve never met before, instead of sitting in a corner buried in your notebooks or your phone.

Try it just one time. If you don’t like it, you never have to do it again. But hey, you never know. You might end up with a new friend.

Chavira is a full-time Pima student who spends way too much time on campus.

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