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Post Reply Why don't people like to have conversations these days?
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Posted 6/17/16

electricdoomfire wrote:


Hrafna wrote:


electricdoomfire wrote:


Hail_King_Kakao wrote:

I love talking to people.
It's a shame that a lot of people are boring. Including me.


stop being boring, and start being interesting. Here is a tip to be interesting. Tip 1, take up radical politics. Tip 2, listen to rage against the machine to confirm your radical political beliefs



Or just listen to Rage Against because the beat is ok.


What do you mean the beat? Rage isn't techno. It doesn't have that boots n cats type beat on loop for 4 minutes. Nah. It is an experience. there are multiple beats via the bass, drums, and whatever strange noise tom morello decides to do on his guitar at that particular moment. The rage does not come from the beat, it comes from within. If it was just the beat, the group would just be machine instead of rage against the machine. It is a symbiotic relationship of sorts.


Chill listen to some P-Funk man.
Posted 6/17/16
I hate small talk, it feels like a waste of effort for information I don't care about.
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Once, I was a listener. Listening to people's problems, emotions and overall life quality was my day to day life, and I was greatly appreciated and liked by everyone around me. But not once, not even once was I asked what I ate for dinner that day, or how my love life was flowing. I mean, I could stuff it in their face, but I'm too considerate for that. I know that they might not care about details in my life, even though my life is filled with theirs.

One day I said fuck it, and I stopped listening to people's bullshit. Now I feel like i'm floating, I'm free.
Posted 6/17/16
I've personally have been harassed on here so I don't like talking to other users very much.
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Having actual conversation can be difficult because it can be hard to connect, you know? It's not fun to talk to someone when you don't care about whatever the hell you're talking about it. It's only really nice to have conversation when the person seems fun or you care about them.
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because I'm boring af
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Because of technology, people prefer tp be on their smart phones and miss the world all around them.
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some dont know howc
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Maybe because ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°):

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Posted 6/17/16
I don't know , most people however seem too scared to talk to me in person..and frankly online I find a lot of people lack the virtues I hold dearest. Even more honestly...most of you I find self entitled over privileged brats who think merely breathing and having a pulse grants you the right to a palace and servants.

I literally have to resist the urge to do physical violence upon those who refuse to recognise their duty not only to their fellow human beings but the world at large. Either work towards making the world a better place or at the very least stop pretending your cushy first world life is so damn bad. And if you still feel like some goddamn emo bitch ass punk..check out of this life so to speak with dignity as Marcus Aurelius put it.

I rather think I explained quite nicely why I do not converse with many people.
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Even if it's just boring small talk people seem to forget that being a good listener is as equally important as talking and socializing. It doesn't always have to be something important going on to talk about. Even if it's just about normal, boring stuff some times people just don't want to feel alone and your presence is really all that's needed. I get why people don't like to socialize because I don't like to socialize but I'm not going to be rude to someone who starts talking to me by ignoring them or something because there are days where I do feel like talking to others and if you spend every encounter just looking at the ground then they'll remember that and will just start avoiding you.

I do HATE socializing via phones or text messages. I also loathe Twitter. I don't like having my vocabulary limited. If I stub my toe and need to whine to someone then 140 characters just isn't going to cut it. The first run-on curse word that I type will be at least that long. I don't mind forums because I can type all I want but I just refuse to look at a tiny little screen and tap a gazillion different letters to try and talk to someone unless it's an emergency or something. I bet so many people are going to have some major migraines and vision problems when they get older from all the eye strain.
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Posted 6/17/16

Eviltwinkee wrote:

Because of technology, people prefer tp be on their smart phones and miss the world all around them.


Seeing people literally walk off of cliff's because they're glued to their screen is just so sad and scary. I will never understand how anything on a phone can be so important that a person becomes completely oblivious to their surroundings. It also makes one a good target for theft or other crimes.

Also I've seen people go places like the beach and then sit there and look at pictures or videos of the beach on their smartphones. WTF is that? Or going somewhere nice to look at the sunset and then someone's watching a video of the sunset on their phone from that exact location. Or how about two people on a date texting each other? That one really gets me.

I read a study a while back on teens/kids and social media (I wish I could find the link but can't seem to find it now) where a lot of young people just don't feel that things are real unless they see it on social media which is all kinds of scary since social media never lies right? lol. Teens are also under a lot of pressure due to social media because they feel like they'll miss out on something when they're not on which is also really sad seeing as how much they're missing from life while they are on. Not that it's all bad. Social media does have it's good points too and I can understand why people would enjoy being on it so much. For a extremely shy kid that could mean the difference between being alone or having friends, even if they are online friends. It's still a form of socializing so it can be better than nothing at times. I would probably be the same if I was young. I loved video games and technology when I was younger. We were a lot more limited back then though but if they would have had mmo's back then I would probably never have seen the daylight. There's only so much Atari or Commodore 64 one can play in one day back then especially since the games were so freaking repetitious.

Moderation is the key in everything. Moderation in socializing and moderation with social media. It's nice to have a good balance.
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I love having conversations with people. Problem is I don't think most people like having conversations with me.
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It's hard to find a topic both enjoy discussing.
Posted 6/17/16
I can take a hint if no one wants to talk to me

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Being a good listener is just as important as being a good talker because you don't want to have a one-sided conversation where it seems like the other person is uninterested or you're talking to yourself and small talk is key to start it up because that 20 second small talk can turn into 3,4, or 5 hours so on and so forth etc..., etc.... I had a conversation like that last Friday and it was great and we actually became friends.
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