How much damage do we cause when we talk about other people?
So why do we do it?
Usually to make ourselves feel superior at the expense of others.
Ah, but it’s true!
So what if it is? If there’s no benefit, why say it?
How much time do we spend talking about the obvious or the irrelevant?
Whatever we watched on Netflix last night?
As an icebreaker, small talk serves a purpose, finding commonality with new acquaintances.
It’s also important to occasionally give our minds a break from the mental demands of our jobs and the pressures of life.
But when mindless chatter becomes a staple, when it leads nowhere except to the next inanity, wouldn’t we be better off with silence?
Of course, that would leave us alone with our own thoughts, and that can be a pretty scary place to be.