Gossip magazines are for the dullest people on earth. Gossipers are not worth a second of your time.
Why? Because you are far more interesting than that.
You really don’t care that Justin Bieber smoked a bong. You’re bored hearing about Kardashians being morons. You aren’t stupid enough to enjoy petty updates about Kanye West.
Some people fall into the gossip mag traps. They strive to entertain their brain but are too lazy & uninspired to do it properly.
It’s like drinking from a poisonous trickle, when you could instead be gulping from a bountiful waterfall.
Others try to spice up their conversations by gossiping about your common friends. They gossip about you too.
They need to have a real conversation instead.
You can talk without needing something to gossip about. It’s just a matter of putting a little effort into your conversations, and being real with each other.
The effort isn’t hard at all when you use Awkward Silence’s weekly conversation starters.
Food should always taste better than it looks. Likewise, people should always be more interesting than they appear.
How we start a conversation often decides its trajectory. So maybe you should rethink how you greet people.
Even when you can't solve a friend's problem, talking about it helps.
Conversation will make or break a first date. How can you take the pressure off of thinking of things to talk about?
Do you use your words to make a positive impact or a negative one? Have you listened to yourself lately?
What should you talk about when you know a conversation is only going to be brief?
If you want to have a rewarding conversation with someone, never ask this question.
There is a reason we are social. It's to be known.
Last week, we discussed the importance of not interrupting others. But sometimes an interruption can actually enhance a conversation.
You hate being interrupted, but do you interrupt others?