July 27, 2015

"Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say what counts." - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Dedicated to the people talking about Guardians of the Galaxy on the bus. 

So today I was sitting on the bus, half listening to music and half eavesdropping on the people sitting a few rows behind me. By the sound of their conversation it seemed as though they had just met or did not know each other very well and it got me thinking about conversations. 

When you think about it, having a conversation with someone is something really weird. I guess anything that we do as humans can be incredibly weird when you you begin to analyse it.

You can have conversations that are completely one-sided, where there is only one voice talking. You can have conversations which are more like a question and answer segment, where the people in the conversation have adopted this tactic to help the conversation flow. I've noticed a lot of shy people, including myself do this because if the other person I'm conversing with doesn't really uphold their end I don't know what to say. There are conversations you have with people and it just works. There's not other way to describe it. Everything flows right and you feel no pressure to think of something to say. Even if the conversation drifts off you are able to sit in silence and not feel awkward.

Being the nosey person I am, eavesdropping is one of my favourite hobbies. I love listening to people's conversations and even at my internship, someone said I have that look about me. I'm still not 100% sure what that means to be completely honest.

When you think about it, we all have so many different habits and quirks which allow us to be individuals. It's those defining characteristics which make us individual and without those individual characteristics and opinions we would all be the same. We would be exact copies of each other and then we would suffer. No one wants to live in a world like that.

I'm not sure whether it's because I'm curious or because I've always been a shy person but for me, listening to two strangers have a conversation is something I find incredibly interesting. Sometimes it's nice to get a sneak peak into someone else's day.



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