You need to keep up.
People change. What they were isn’t necessarily who they are. Not entirely at least.
I’m currently reading a biography on an historic figure, and I notice that sometimes they suggest he contradicts himself by saying one thing and then years later he says something else.
If someone wrote about me, I would hate to think that things I said years ago would still be considered my current point of view.
Because I, like everyone, change. I learn, I grow, I experience.
Some aspects may stay the same, but others won’t.
And all too often, the idea we have of a person can be an outdated one. That can even be true of people we are close to, like family or a spouse.
This is why we need to talk often. Open conversation helps us keep up with each other, it updates.
People aren’t mind-readers, they won’t always assume you think differently to what you once did.
Talk regularly about a variety of things. Even if you think you know how someone feels about something, discuss it again. Maybe there’s been a shift.
Often conversation is part of our personal evolution as we are exposed to different viewpoints & different ways of thinking.
Even if you know someone, get to know them again.
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?