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Not everyone enjoys small talk. It is not that they are not comfortable talking, but one-on-one, small talk remains an issue.
Small talk precedes big talk in the normal course of human af...
Anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski noted in 1923 that a great deal of talk "does not serve any purpose of communicating ideas" but "to establish bonds of personal union." He also said that small talk was merely a way to fill the silence.
He was wrong. Small talk is not just for those seeking companionship. It enacts and reinforces social roles in a whole range of social, commercial, and professional settings.
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 a...
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.
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