Stepping outside of one's Comfort Zone...Top 10 Survey findings (very interesting read)

Complimenting a stranger in the street is the top thing adults would most like to do in public, but don’t have the guts, according to a poll from the UK. The poll of 2,000 adults found 40 percent ‘consciously limit’ themselves in life because they fear being criticized when doing things more freely. The survey, carried out by OnePoll, revealed that going to the cinema alone, singing aloud, and walking barefoot are other unconventional activities we are too embarrassed to indulge in.

Well over half of respondents feel more alive when they push themselves out of their comfort zone, but they are often too scared to take the leap. One in three (34 percent) worry what other people would think if they were to be so adventurous—and 43 percent hold so much of themselves back that they believe others would be shocked to learn their true personality.

Pavan Chandra from Peperami, which commissioned the poll as part of a new campaign to encourage spontaneity, said, “We as a nation are traditionally known as being a bit stiff and reserved. “However, if everyone went outside of their comfort zone once in a while, they’ll start seeing the fun and exciting side of life.”

TOP 10 THINGS ADULTS WISH THEY COULD DO FREELY IN PUBLIC:
1. Compliment a stranger
2. Go to the cinema alone
3. Walk down the street singing loudly
4. Tell someone they love them
5. Listen to something without headphones
6. Fart or burp openly
7. Walk barefoot
8. Do yoga stretches in the park
9. Adjust your underwear
10. Dance in the street

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Personally, I think that the British aren't the only ones who may have apprehensions about things like these. I'm a bit shy, so some of these (like singing aloud on the street) would be a challenge, whilst others (like farting and burping) are a definite 'NO-NO' (laugh).
Go to the cinema alone, seriously? I know that cinema-goers have a secret desire to punch the person sitting in front of them to teach them not to rustle their bloody popcorn.
laugh Really CC? No...not if you go when there's hardly any crowd and you get to choose the best seat/s.
On the other hand, if one does some of those things, society these days may call a van out to come pick one up, put a straight jacket on the person and take them away. redclown

Maybe
Very good article, but the fart or burp openly is he trying to attract homeless people or just be looked at as one?dunno
I go out to dinner all the time by myself. Not much of a movie fan but been to a couple alone. When I see someone in the military, I touch my heart telling them thank you for your service. I also thank veterans for their service if they are wearing something that says they served.

I think society would be better off with more open communication between strangers. Too bad it's trending in the opposite way.
laugh So true...
Society may be better off, but I think that there's already a lot of open communication. It's just that the quality isn't always good (i.e. cussing at/insulting people, more than praising/encouraging).
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