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It was the "stranger danger" public safety campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s that instilled in kids across America a golden rule: You don't talk to somebody you don't know.
But writer Kio Stark has spent years striking up conversations with people who fall under the ominous stranger category, and she's found that often more good comes from it than not.
Kio is the author of "When Strangers Meet: How People You Don't Know Can Transform You," and she says talking to people who are different or unknown to you not only allows you to enjoy life in the world in a more profound way, it also just makes you a more connected empathetic human being.
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