That was me not so very long ago. I’d heard it from someone at some point that I probably thought was cooler than me so I jumped right up on that bandwagon. And I wasn’t the only one taking that ride. That wagon was full.
Then I realized that I engage in small talk almost daily.
So did that mean I was doing something I wasn’t interested in all the damn time? Turns out the answer is no. Small talk isn’t just for people that aren’t ‘deep feeling’ or ‘connected.’ Small talk is our way towards one another. It’s the eye contact before going in for the handshake before going in for the hug. It’s where we feel each other’s energy for a minute before moving closer.
I don’t want to go deep unless I feel reasonably safe.
And that is true instinctively for most people. Having a conversation about the weather isn’t silly or shallow. It’s just a conversation about the weather and perhaps a door opens into a discussion on global warming and how you are both dealing with that issue. Or not.
These days, I feel safe most of the time so if we meet and you want to discuss why the current political climate we’re in may or may not be directly linked to aliens and a massive evolutionary shift in our planets energetic and vibrational existence, I’m in.
Or we can have tea and talk about what we’ve binge-watched lately.
Deciding I was above small talk was cutting me off from something I believe in fully. We are all one. You are me, I am you and if small talk is how we connect then I’m down.
I’m off the bandwagon. It was way too crowded for my taste anyway. 😉