But Why?

That is a very good question. I am glad you asked.

I guess, more than anything else - this is an attempt to teach myself to be more social. To be as social as I was as a young boy. Back then - I didn't know how to judge others. I didn't understand prejudice. I wasn't afraid of people. And, I'm pretty sure that, back then, life was also a little bit more fun. Not to say that life isn't fun now - but you know what I mean...

I want to recapture the social magic of my youth. I want to change the way I look at the world around me. I want to change the way that I see the people within that world. Society can be frustrating - sure it can - but maybe a large part of that frustration comes from within us. Maybe it comes from the lack of connection to the people around us. Maybe the people around us are worth more to us than we realize.

More than all of that though, I want to inspire other people to be social again. We are social creatures by nature, are we not? So how then, did the world become so isolated - so full of people who don't want to talk to one another?

I hope to encourage people to slow down. To share. To teach and learn. To tell stories. To laugh. To inspire. Not just when it seems appropriate, but all the time. With anyone. With everyone! Any place. Any time.

So, with tea as my vehicle, the quest begins. 100 strangers. 100 cups of tea. 100 stories to tell.

Care to join me for a cup?