Daily Prompt: Conversation

“A Good conversation is like a miniskirt; short enough to retain interest, but long enough to cover the subject.”

If there something that I need some improvement in is my ability to communicate with people face to face. To be able to have an interesting conversation with someone. Am sure everyone could work on there face to face conversation skills since most of us are glued to our cell phones and to social media.

I don’t mind having a conversation with strangers when I walk around town or sitting at Starbucks.  Well I do try to avoid the religious, crazy looking people, but they seem to find me when am at Starbucks, waiting for the bus or on the bus. I think am a magnetic for people like that, but that a whole another story.  Having a face to face conversation is a challenge for me, especially among friends.  No, am not anti-social, it just what do you talk about?  These days you have to be careful what topic of conversation you bring up because you just don’t know how people will react. They might get offended or might not want to associate with you because of your opinions.  You can go with the basic conversation like how was your day? What did you do this weekend? but that can get boring. What do you ask the next time you see that person? It can make you sound like a broken record.

How do you keep your conversation interesting when talking with friends and people?

Daily Prompt: Counting Voices

Counting Voices

A lively group discussion, an intimate tête-à-tête, an inner monologue — in your view, when it comes to a good conversation, what’s the ideal number of people?

With everyone glued to their iPhone, do people know how to have a decent verbal conversation with another person? It hard to have a conversation with someone without being interrupted by those cell phone or they glancing at their phone every 3 to 5 minutes.

In my opinion the ideal number of people who make a good conversation is two, that yourself and the other person, or three if there a pet or a baby/little kid. There two important factors that make a conversation great, the personality of the people having the conversation and the topics being discussed.

They must be an open minded and clam individuals.  They can’t be one of those person that blows a circuit in their brain when someone has a different opinion that they totally disagree with. Both individual need to lock up their egos and be open with each other views.  Next is the topics being discussed. First politics and religion is something that shouldn’t be talk about. In my personal experience some people take those topics to seriously. A friend of mine call herself an expert when it came to the immigration issue because she has live the life of being an illegal immigrant and has research and read about it, that in non-academic environment.  Any argument I presented, she always had a counter argument and a counter argument to anything else I said. At the end I learned that she has to high of an ego to accepting people views that don’t agree with hers and the my views are not worthy of responding to because she thinks they are offense and I don’t know what am talking about.