Tiny Bubbles

The post ‘Tiny Bubbles’ is about broadening our mental horizon by stepping out of our comfort zone of like-minded people and by actively seeking different perspectives, viewpoints and opinions outside our ‘tiny bubbles’. I liked the post so much that I decided to reblog it with the permission of the author Ann Coleman.

Muddling Through My Middle Age

A few years ago, I passed a young woman and her dog on the sidewalk and the dog jumped up on me to say hello.  The young woman apologized, saying she had just begun to foster the dog for a rescue group and hadn’t had a chance to teach it any manners yet.  I told her it was fine, that I was a “dog person” myself and didn’t mind an enthusiastic greeting from a friendly dog.  She laughed and answered, “All my friends are dog people.  I wouldn’t be friends with anyone who wasn’t.”  I smiled politely and went on my way, but her words stuck with me.

IMG_1432I love dogs and spend a lot of time in their company, one way or another.  I share my home with a dog and I walk shelter dogs in my spare time.  Many of my good friends are dog lovers, and several…

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11 comments

  1. Ann Coleman · October 24, 2017

    Thanks for the reblog, Peter!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. urban liaisons · October 24, 2017

    There are many diverse people here in the blogosphere, and I regularly read posts showing other views or beliefs. No need to follow bubbles which are at every corner indeed.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. taphian · October 25, 2017

    this was a really nice and interesting post. Somehow we usually stick together with people that have same ideas, but as Ann wrote, it’s nice to meet people with other ideas, too. I really agree with her. Regards from Hamburg, dear Peter, Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · October 25, 2017

      Thank you, Mitza, for your kind words. Ann will appreciate seeing such a positive response to her post on Tiny Bubbles.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. chmjr2 · October 25, 2017

    I liked this blog post a lot. So much so I posted it on my facebook page. Perhaps some of my facebook friends will consider what is being said.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Peter Klopp · October 25, 2017

      I hope so. But it is definitely worth a try. Ann will be happy to see her good thoughts being spread around.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. reocochran · October 31, 2017

    My goodness, this is a kind share as well as I remember that song! 🎶

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · October 31, 2017

      Tiny Bubbles I remember it now. It was long time ago. Thanks for your interest!

      Like

  6. horxpn · November 25, 2017

    Thank you!! In my 28 young years, for as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by people I view as different from me. I am always eager to talk to them, exchange experiences and Ideas. Life is a lot more fun when it’s diversity is explored I believe.

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    • Peter Klopp · November 25, 2017

      Thank you for responding and for your positive attitude you expressed with regard to being open and broadminded when dealing with diversity among people you meet and talk to. I’d wish there were more people like you. Thanks again!

      Liked by 1 person

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