I was in a hospital the other day.
Sometimes, being in a hospital is like being in an elevator: everyone tries not to make eye-contact. Being a people-person, I screw that up for a lot of people.
Greet a complete stranger on the street. You can strike up a conversation. You can do the same in a hospital, but it is far more difficult.
Are you willing to make the effort?
So many people milling around...
so many people, so little sound...
so many people avoiding the eyes,
lest the accountabilities rise.
Are you willing to be responsible for relating to others, even complete strangers?
Try it. It is quite rewarding.