Raise your hand if you feel like the only thing you talk about with friends, family, strangers, and pets are:
coronavirus, the election, mailboxes, conspiracy theories, who posted what on social media, looting, who’s fighting with who over masks, the correct pronunciation of Kamala (which by the way it sounds like “Comma-la”), statues, and how to navigate life around all of these situations as well everyone’s feelings.
I am raising both of my hands, one is holding a white flag, and my feet are also in the air. I’m currently on my back.
Holy shitballs. If I could get on a plane and take a 10 week trip to faraway lands to explore, I would, but I can’t, so I shan’t.
Now, these are all exceptionally important topics that have to be dealt with and of course, explored in conversation.
But here’s the deal. These days, extended families and groups of friends may be seeing one another once a month…if that. It is so easy to get caught up with the current state of our existence. What was supposed to be a nice dinner in the backyard turns into long-winded discussions that kidnap the opportunity to really enjoy time and conversation with loved ones.
I am very guilty as charged, which is why I’ve been coming up with ways to enhance conversations with my people.
Similar to table topics, this questionnaire, created by the French writer, Marcus Proust, gives humans an opportunity to learn more about themselves and others.
He devised this list with the idea that, once these questions are answered, you will discover more about a human on a deeper level.
So, the next time you’re sitting with your close peeps, pull out this list and go around the table or bonfire.
It’ll make for a beautiful and interesing discussion!