As children, we’re taught to be wary of strangers. But random encounters with people we don’t know can lead to surprising insights about others and opportunities to learn more about ourselves. Click the links below to read this selection of essays about life lessons learned from strangers.
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This week’s essayHelen Cunningham has an open-door policy at her house—she has hosted dozens of exchange students, visiting artists, and extended family and friends in need of a place to stay. Through her lifelong practice of inviting guests from around the world, Ms. Cunningham has come to believe that when her guest room is full, so is her heart. Click here to read her essay.