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And all too often, the idea we have of a person can be an outdated one.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.
When starting a conversation, we can jump to the most obvious question. Chances are, this person has heard this question a lot and is now bored by it.
What goals can you set this year? Whether it’s having more fun, expanding friendships or personal growth, conversation is an integral factor.
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