There are 7 billion people in the world, all unique. Sometimes in the midst of this madness, we meet someone and talk.
Connecting with people is one of the greatest joys in life.
Discovering a common humanity with someone, sharing in their story. It’s energising.
Sometimes that person might become a partner, and that connection is life-changing. More often that person is just a new friend. But a new friendship is still wonderful.
And it starts with a conversation.
We are each unique in the combination of how we were raised, where we have lived, what our passions are, what our opinions & beliefs are, and what our experiences have been. While that uniqueness is special, it’s also limiting.
So we need to connect with others to open up our world to the wider world.
It’s in connecting with others that we become bigger than ourselves.
And through connection and seeing another’s perspective, we may discover a part of ourselves that we didn’t realise was there.
How do people perceive you? And what can you do to mold that perception?
Do you want a game where everyone wins no matter how badly they play? Do you think you know everything about your lover?
How do you respond when an important conversation presents itself? Do you minimise it?
Are conversations about entertainment pointless?
What is the taboo topic that we should talk about a lot more?
How are you with the basics of conversation? Test yourself with this check list.
Is Carpe Diem a load of crap?
Try these conversation starters with your Valentines date.
It’s important to tell people how meaningful they are. So why do we avoid being sentimental?
Does your attitude to conversation result in people reflecting on your words long after you’ve said them? Or do you just make disposable chit-chat?