Human Library Allows People to Check Out People for 30 Minute Convo

Human Library; Check Out Human's For a Chat?

The Human Library: A Place Where Difficult Questions are Expected, Appreciated, and Answered

Think about it.  There are 7 BILLION people on this planet.  7 billion incredibly diverse, strange, and unique people all breathing the same air.  

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How would you like to be able to well, instead of checking out a book, maybe check out a human? That's right, established in Denmark in 2000, a Human Library is allowing you to pick a person, any person and strike up a 30 minute conversation with them,

"the human library is a place where real people are on loan to readers."

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Human Library's Enable You to Talk to a Stranger for 30 Minutes

Ronni Abergel, the 42 year-old who created the concept, told;

"Sometimes you see someone in the supermarket and think things about them but you don't dare go ask them questions.  I wanted to build a space where you can ask them anything because they volunteered to answer."

Abergel moved to Connecticut at age 15 as a foreign exchange student and he said the experience gave him a new appreciation for those that were different than him.

"I figured that if we could make people sit down with a group attached to a certain stigma they don't like or even know about for that matter, we could diminish the violence."

You Can Speak to All Walks of Life at Human Library

Human Libraries have opened worldwide in over 70 countries and are even here in the US including a library in San Diego, Vermont and Virginia and you can check out all walks of life.  Anyone from a nudist, to a homeless person to a refugee, to your unemployed neighbor or even anyone who's dealt with sexual abuse. 

What do you guys think? If you could have a 30 minute discussion with anyone, who would it be? Tweet @WakeYaGameUp and comment below!  

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  • iwillbefamous on

    If I were to somehow be turned into a real vampire… lol Don’t judge me! One of the many things I would want to do with all my excess time would be to go to school and study and master the shit out of anthropology. Then I would be the only living anthropologist to be able to capture all of man kinds cultures and evolution.
    Is that weird … I guess that kinda makes me really nerdy & twisted huh! lol A vampire going to school to learn more and document everything about their only life source.

  • Anthony on

    This is an awesome idea! I would truly enjoy this. I love hearing people’s story and their views on life, death and everything in-between.

  • jessica m on

    In this day riddled with technology human interaction has declined the more linked we all get. I think it’s nice to be able to just have a vocal conversation with a person

  • MisterLopz on

    “I figured that if we could make people sit down with a group attached to a certain stigma they don’t like or even know about for that matter, we could diminish the violence.” I think that’s the biggest thing here, people make all kinds of pre judgement and don’t care to change their vision, and that results in hostility towards other social/racial groups. If we take this idea and make it a normal thing, I do believe violence and hate would be diminished.

  • Mike White on

    I think that this would be a positive thing, getting to know people and maybe sparking up and intelligent conversation with someone, even if it’s only for 30 minutes, the right conversation can make bring out the best in someone

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