If you’re great at school and bad at people, the good news is that school’s a transferrable skill.
#5. Overthinking It
Basic friend-making skills like small talk and banter, once I got the hang of them, ended up being two things that I’m not actually that bad at. When needed, I can hold court like a motherfucker. But this is absolutely something I need to “turn on” to do, and when I don’t make the effort, in most social situations I will drift into a conversation with a bookshelf or particularly friendly dog. .. I’m sure there are norms out there who breeze into and out of conversations like it’s nothing, and hey, bully for their perfect blond heads. But for the rest of us, who have diagrammed in advance a conversation to order pizza, overthinking things like this is simply how it has to be done.
cracked telling me to do that thing I do all my life that everyone else tells me not to do
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