Have you seen these recent fantasy football ads – where they try to convince you that Fantasy Football is the basis of a healthy conversation and anything else is ridiculous small talk? Here is an example of what I mean.
What a lie!
I suggest the opposite. Fantasy Football (and many other topics) are precisely the ridiculous “small talk” that keep us from having serious conversations. Our world is full of dialogue about dumb stuff that doesn’t matter…and we need to work harder to get to real issues that matter.
“Small Talk” is anything you talk about to avoiding making a heart-to-heart connection with another human being.
(By the way – this TED TALK is pretty good advice for those of us who need help in this area)
Thanks for listening.