WHAT I LIVE BY: The Social Encounter Tool. 

Curious about the things that make the person sitting beside you on the subway special? How you are different and similar? What about the sense of purpose carried by the  person that just served you coffee? Or the one taking you on a date?

The greatest act of social action is to know the truth about ourselves and one another. We have the chance in this life to expand the truths we inherited and come to know each other. And in that expand into a fuller expression and experience of living. 

Encountering people in their meaning is easy  with this simple Social Encounter Tool. Just follow the below script or create your own.

Step 1) “Hi would you like to participate in an art piece? It's called What I Live By

Step 2)  Hand them a What I Live By sticker/tag/patch 

Step 3) Give them your instagram or social media tool and ask-   “Take a picture of something meaningful to you in this moment."

4)ask them to “ add some words that describe what feels meaningful right now”** 

5) share it via social.

6) and remind them to put the sticker on things that are meaningful. 

and voila! you have met the secret meaning carried in this moment. 

**Other questions to engage someone: a)  what is a decision that you made that changed your life /// b) what is  a decision that you made that changed someone else's life/// c) what is a picture on your phone that matters to you? d) what is an object you carry with you that matters to you?

**remember with them that  there is no right answer. It is just in this always changing moment.

Lanie Zipoy, at a bar in brooklyn on a cold winter's night  What I Live By --- those accoutrements coming to the fore, those random people we meet who make our day ---@lanstress

Lanie Zipoy, at a bar in brooklyn on a cold winter's night

 What I Live By --- those accoutrements coming to the fore, those random people we meet who make our day ---@lanstress

Emma Marks in her bedroom in Brooklyn --- "What I Live by" --- studying lady macbeth's monologue in my bedroom wondering how many others have loved these words before me----@emma.m.marks

Emma Marks in her bedroom in Brooklyn --- "What I Live by" --- studying lady macbeth's monologue in my bedroom wondering how many others have loved these words before me----@emma.m.marks

Comfort and style being in the world. --- @ysuomo_