One of my favorite things about my One Month Wisdom project has been how it’s changed even my most surface conversations at social events.
You know, those moment when you see someone you haven’t seen for a while and they ask you, “What’s new?”
These moments are the land minds of mingling, and I used to hate them. Why? Because I’ve learned the following:
- People don’t want to hear how great your life is, even if it’s true.
- I don’t like to talk about the weather. It is raining. Or it’s not. Get over it.
- I don’t have kids, which is fine. But let’s admit it, kids and their adorable and silly antics often make good conversation.
- It’s often inappropriate to launch into what’s really new in your life. I mean – saying “well you know, I might be pregnant” or “I’m looking for a job” or “I just had the best sex yesterday” is just not OK for most social settings.
- I really try hard not to gossip. This is often what people want, or at least what they like, but it’s not healthy or good or anything I want to be, so I try to avoid it.
Unless I’m actually boring everyone in my home town and my friends are just being kind.
If that’s the case, I’m sorry (and someone, PLEASE let me know).