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.
On the course of thinking on a new line, we can stumble on an idea trail. If we follow it, that idea starts to take shape.
When we're in a forced conversation, the temptation is to default to light filler topics. But it's easy to have a gripping conversation with someone you have never met before. It could be more memorable than you expect.
The future is here. This is the new approach to conversation - the unexpected, the unconventional, the unpredictable.
When you talk to someone, you realise they have passions, struggles, quirks & hopes. The same as you. This is how conversation builds acceptance of diversity.
When we bump into someone we haven't seen in a while, conversation doesn't always come easily. What should you talk about after all these years?
The fascinating thing about children is that they see the world in a different way to what you do. Even more, they have tremendous imaginations. Why wouldn’t you want to tap into that?
Complaining people are boring. If you need to get things off your chest, apply some strategy to it.