In the past, it was a lot easier to make friends in all stages of life. When people used to be at school, there was a lot less technology and a lot more interacting with each other face to face. Kids also used to play out with their friends a lot more which really helped to develop social skills.
Nowadays, there is a lot more kids stopping in and sitting on their iPads and Laptops instead of playing out. Even older people are interacting with each other a lot less than they used to on a face to face basis. A lot of people now go to work and sit behind a computer screen all day, rarely interacting with their work mates.
All this leads to a world where people find it difficult to speak to each other and even more difficult to speak to strangers.
In this video, SoulPancake organised a ball pit to be put in the middle of a street. They then invited people to jump inside and grab a ball. Some of the balls had questions written on them that people could ask each other to get a conversation going.
When they first get in, they’re not sure what to think. But there’s just something about a ball pit that breaks down barriers and encourages new friends.