Anyone simply hate small talk?
Personally I think small talk is just pointless drivel people use as a tool to gauge someone’s personality, reaction, or character.
Do you really care how the stranger’s day went while waiting in line?
Do you think your cashier really cares what you feed your dog?
I know some people use it to break the silence…which I think is even worse. If you have nothing enlightening or worthwhile to say, then don’t say anything. Mindless chatter is no better than silence.
I think it’s sad that society has accepted this form of communication as the social norm. I feel as if it’s just a waste of time and resources when one could be discussing ideas or something that both parties genuinely care for discussing.
I’m sick of hearing the everyday “how are you?....good, you?” play like a broken record. Does anyone else feel this way? It makes people transparent and fake. Small talk is just so pointless to me…I can’t describe it.
Personally I honestly don’t care for others enough to wanna know what they did over the weekend, so I avoid the small talk. If I genuinely care for the person, then I’ll ask away. I’ll admit sometimes I have to discuss absolutely nothing with another because sadly that’s the only way she knows how to communicate…anyone else feel the same or similar?
Share your thoughts.