I’m one of many who love to talk about music, movies, books & other forms of entertainment.
But are conversations about entertainment meaningless?
Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Light conversation is not necessarily bad conversation. The key is whether you are switched on.
If you are making small talk merely to disinterestedly fill the air, the conversation can be pointless.
But when we are talking about entertainment, we are talking about things we enjoy.
And while a debate about whether this band is better than that band is rarely going to change someone’s opinion or achieve anything important, it does give you a peek into someone’s mind, what they think is “good” & “bad”.
At the end of the day, if someone likes something, it can be as simple as that. Fascinatingly, we all have different tastes.
Films & books are often an opportune way to discuss bigger topics too. What questions or issues is the story raising, and how do you feel about that?
Often, it’s simply a great starting point for getting to know someone, or finding shared interests.
Entertainment may be only entertainment, and it may not be the most important thing to discuss. But it’s still a fun thing to discuss and can be a gateway to bigger topics or deeper friendships.
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