Transform ‘knowing of’ to actually ‘knowing’

How many people do you know that keep on ‘telling you’ how long they ‘think’ they have known you for?

You know, the person you attended school, college, football or dance with… like 20 something years ago.
You briefly kept in contact; the odd chance meeting on the street, the exchanging of numbers; the random texts every couple of years… the most recent Facebook pokes lol and status updates… Yet they seem to think they ‘know’ you.
Yesterday, a well known radio DJ who I ‘knew’ from Play Centre, said he has known me for about 28 years… The fact of the matter is,
he has ‘known of me’ for XX years, he does not know me, in the here and now.
People, we need to stop signing virtual references for people that we knew, but do not actually know, now.
What is that persons hobbies?
Where do they live?
When last did you use the toilet in their home?
How would they react to disrespect (now, not in the past when you were in school)?
What is their life plan?
What is their parents/siblings/children/partner’s names?
Where do they work and what is their job title?
If the above is difficult to answer, you don’t ‘know’ them, you know of them.
Something to think about, right?
Get to know those who you think you know.
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