November 21, every year, is marked as World Hello Day. So, following the culture, “Hello everyone”. As the term says, we’re supposed to greet people saying “Hello”. The motive of coining this day was to make people realize the importance of communication for solving any issues instead of fighting over the matter and reaching nowhere.
The need for such a day has been relevant since a long time back but the realization has still not come.
This is something that we should do every day but since we do not, some souls have tried to take a step and make a change. It has become a fashion nowadays to create and celebrate any “day” people feel like. But why shouldn’t they do this?! Times are such that we are in need to be reminded to say “I love you Mother, I care about you” only on Happy Mother’s Day.
Those people were the real social workers, I must mention, because they thought about solving issues by communication. They proposed the celebration of this day on the event of a dispute between Egypt and Israel, the Yom Kippur War, in the year 1973. They were Brian McCormack, a Ph.D. graduate of Arizona State University, and Michael McCormack, a graduate of Harvard University. This day basically tries to tell the world leaders not to fight among each other but live in harmony and resolve any such conflicts with proper communication. It holds the importance of communication in every one’s lives as this day can be celebrated just by saying “Hello” to at least ten people you meet throughout the day. Not only this day but every day can be a Hello Day for you if you want to make things simpler and relationships happier.
This is a text that is very common to be found around us, like your first post on the blog and display message in the sample programs in computer language textbooks. The idea is that the more you greet people, the more you’ll become familiar with them and hence the problems will get solved a bit easier and a little earlier.
But why only ten? Go on an say Hello to a fifty. It is such a great idea that you just can’t ignore. The world celebrates this, let us be a part of this world too.
So, Hello! 🙂