Speak to that thing

"Connect with everyone, all the time.

Be genuine about it. Learn to find something you like in each person, and then speak to that thing."

Every single thing on this list of "20 Things I Should Have Known At 20" is absolutely spot on. But number four, which I've pasted above, really hit me. 

That's probably because I think it's the only one I was fortunate to have understood well before I turned 20 all those years ago. I credit/blame my mother, who has been everyone's favorite person in whom to confide for as long as I can remember.

Anyway, I honestly do believe it's the key to happiness. And anytime I feel low and/or overwhelmed with life in general, I try and strike up a conversation with whoever happens to be around -- the person in front of me in line at the grocery store, my cab driver, whoever -- and I soon remember what we're all here for.