- April 27, 2013

Merry Go Round

There’s a lot of advice out there telling you not to bore people with cliched, unoriginal conversation topics. Sometimes we get this message to the point that it paralyzes us in social situations. We’ll meet someone new and not say anything to them because we think it’s a huge faux pas to say something uninspired, like asking them where they work.

Often when people feel like they can’t think of anything to say, there are actually lots of possible contributions passing through their mind.

But instead of going with them, they nix them for one reason or another; “No, I can’t say that. It’s too boring.”, “No, that’s too out of the blue.”, “Oh, I’m kind of nervous saying that, though I couldn’t tell you why.”
Often this process is quick enough that we don’t notice ourselves doing it, but if you tune into your thoughts you can watch it happening. Instead of censoring yourself too much, just spit out some of the ideas passing through your head.

It’s an old chinese proverb that means if u r trying to achieve a goal, u might be having slow prgress, but at least ur getting somewhere. it is better than not reaching ur goal at all, even if progress is slow

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