Most of us are beyond weather, parking and traffic-related conversations at parties. We have deep, substantial topics to discuss, which are not hollow and unproductive like most party small talks are.
Small talk has its benefits, it is designed to prevent controversies and hurt, smartly avoids religion and politics, and is a way to test the waters before we decide to talk about other stuff with someone.
One can have deep conversations about any topic, including the weather, and a shallow person can have a trivial, weary conversation about deep topics like the Simulation Theory or the Universe.
According to the Buddhist philosophy, the mundane can be grand, fulfilling and deep. The whole world can be glimpsed in a single grain of sand.
A skilled conversationalist can have a profound talk on any subject, as anything can be raised to a different level simply by having a higher perception.
A conversation need not be created but can be a natural organic occurrence. One just needs to respond in a similar manner: If the topic is a golf tournament, a response story needs to be related to that, and not something out of the blue.
If we remove our masks and become who we really are, our intimate and profound conversations will lead to a better, daring dialogue that is interesting and productive.
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