How to Start Loving Small Talk: The Campfire Metaphor

Small talk gets a bad rap. You may consider the time spent making small talk with people you barely know as wasteful. “How are you doing?” “I’m doing well, how are you?” “I’m well too thanks for asking.” That cycle seems to repeat itself over and over again. What’s the point of the repetitive exchanges? What’s the point of parroting the same questions and answers with each person we come into contact with? We sometimes want to risk being perceived as antisocial in order to escape the brutality of small talk conversation. Small talk is however, your guide toward warmth and meaning. Small … Continue reading How to Start Loving Small Talk: The Campfire Metaphor