The art of conversation ... lost?

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    Oct 22, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    I've been talking to people, and the more I do, the more I think im going to have to find an older man or someone with an old soul. It just seems that the art of enjoying anothers company has been lost.
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    Oct 22, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    It's not always that bad, old men can be superhot too!!!icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif

    Exhibit A: Jeff Fahey!

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    Oct 23, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    mikeinslc saidI've been talking to people, and the more I do, the more I think im going to have to find an older man or someone with an old soul. It just seems that the art of enjoying anothers company has been lost.


    Schwiiiing!!!!! 1+++
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    Oct 23, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    mikeinslc saidIt just seems that the art of enjoying anothers company has been lost.
    If that were true, I'd be posterbating on RJ much more, instead of hanging out with friends and enjoying each others' company (and their alcohol). icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 23, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Short answer: Yes.
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    Oct 23, 2011 1:32 AM GMT
    I once dated a guy who would not make a single question about me. At the end I said "it was a nice interview!"
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    Oct 23, 2011 11:53 AM GMT
    I enjoy a good conversation and raelly like to just chill out and enjoy interacting with people. I hate the phone and txting just pisses me off. I can't have a whole conversation over a text message. I enjoy hand written letters. I've always been one to give them. Never received them. Maybe that will change this year. We shall see.
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    Oct 23, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    I think it's just that you've been talking to the wrong guy or to people who just don't know how to talk. For me, I either become talkative or silent depending on the person that I am interacting with. And going along with that idea, I use different mode of communication depending on that and on the importance of the topic. Like:

    texting=not important stuff, but to catch up; or with people I don't really
    want to talk to
    phone=important stuff
    in-person=very important and sensitive stuff and well, I just want to see the person
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    Oct 23, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    Yes...completely.

    Just go to any college common area: all the 'friends' setting together texting like it's a competition; or is it just a new sort of passive aggressive thing I don't get?
    It's like something out of a King novel: the room quite except for the tapping of fingers on phones. I'm clearly the alien here.
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    Oct 24, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    bachian saidI once dated a guy who would not make a single question about me. At the end I said "it was a nice interview!"


    lol
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    Oct 24, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidI enjoy a good conversation and raelly like to just chill out and enjoy interacting with people. I hate the phone and txting just pisses me off. I can't have a whole conversation over a text message. I enjoy hand written letters. I've always been one to give them. Never received them. Maybe that will change this year. We shall see.


    Yeah I'm a little like this answer. I can't have full conversations through text messages. Talking on the phone? Yeah I can do that but I do need face to face contact as well. And I think the written letter thing is cool, I used to do that with 2 of my pen pals a few years ago.
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    Oct 24, 2011 8:51 PM GMT
    Some people don't talk much. Some, like me, never STOP. Some like to be asked about themselves and others love to listen to someone talk with passion about their interests. And then we have the unfortunate youngsters who think that just because "Andy Dooley" added them on Facebook that makes them friends. Nevermind that "Andy" bears a striking resemblance to a soap star, has two photos of himself and has over 3k "friends". There's someone for everyone, you've just got to be willing to take the time and look for them.
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    Oct 24, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    On the other hand...

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    Oct 24, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    sup? lol.
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    Oct 24, 2011 9:30 PM GMT
    The art of conversation is also knowing when to shut the fuck up and listen........some people really need to master that ! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 24, 2011 9:30 PM GMT
    My god my brother just got the iPhone 4, it has this super cool feature. He can talk into his phone and it types it out for you! So, instead of calling someone he will say what he wants to text and text it to his best friend, who also has an iPhone 4 and says what he wants to type out to text it back to him! Its amazing, its like picking up the phone but less personal and human contact!
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    Oct 24, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    Chainers said Its amazing, its like picking up the phone but less personal and human contact!


    Yeaay!!!!!!

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    Oct 24, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    mikeinslc saidIt just seems that the art of enjoying anothers company has been lost.
    If that were true, I'd be posterbating on RJ much more, instead of hanging out with friends and enjoying each others' company (and their alcohol). icon_biggrin.gif

    Well I and my partner can vouch for Paul being a delightful conversationalist in person. The art of conversation is not lost with him.
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    Oct 25, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    ALEXXXANDRO said
    i just think about all of the other things that i could be doing other than just sitting there wasting time.

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    And that's the problem.

    Too many people are so impatient and self absorbed they never give another person the time of day to compleate a thought. If it's not entertining to THEM at every moment they tune out and jump to the nearest distraction that All -About- Me- high.

    I really find it kind of rude. You can always tell these kind of people because they usually interupt your sentenct with a totall different topic THEY have been thnking about. Which means they werent listening in the first place.

    But enough about YOU, lets talk about ME.
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    I think don't it's lost so much as I killed it.

    Beat it with my big ol' stick of awkwardness.
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    It could be the people you are attracted to in friendship/relationships. I have 4 really good buddies where we can talk or hang out together and have a blast. I have a couple other friends, however, that even when we go out, they can't have a normal, deep conversation with you about anything.
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    We prefer to click "like" nowadays.
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    aerovaulter saidI think don't it's lost so much as I killed it.

    Beat it with my big ol' stick of awkwardness.


    What is this bg ol' stick you speak of? icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidWe prefer to click "like" nowadays.



    + 1
  • barriehomeboy

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    Oct 25, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    Hey now! Don't get crazy fighting over me.