I never used to enjoy small talk.
It was a social obligation I performed with as little effort as possible without appearing rude.
And I think this is exactly why small talk has never really felt pleasant to me.
Small talk is simply a bid for connection.
But it is nothing if one half does as little as possible to make it happen.
For genuine connection to occur, it requires both sides to be fully invested.
And it turns out this is an investment that pays off far more often than I expected it to.
How are you?