Sometimes it can feel like an impossible task to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger, and other times it is the easiest thing in the world. It all depends who the person is, and what you think of them when you first see them. Once you have gaged what kind of person you think they are, you are more likely to be comfortable speaking to them about certain subjects. However, there are things that you should never talk about, no matter how confident or strongly you feel about them. In this article, we are going to be looking at some of these things, so if you want to know what they are, keep reading below.
Religion is something that you should never talk about in public or with a stranger. We are not saying that you can’t share your faith with those people who are interested in it, but for some it is just an awkward point of conversation and another way to isolate others. That is why no matter how you feel, you should probably not be bringing it up in a new conversation. For example, how would you feel if someone came up to you and asked you who created God? It seems like a straightforward question, but when you have conflicting views this could be an issue.
Tolerant people are all around, but there are others who are not so tolerant of others beliefs. That is why it is always best to keep your opinions to yourself on this subject, unless explicitly asked by the other person.
The next thing that you should not be talking about is politics. So many relationships, friendships and other social norms are destroyed by two people having opposing political views. It has also been known that some people take this too far, and can start being mean or abusing the other person who does not agree with them. To avoid this situation, all you have to do is not talk about this with people you are not close with. This way, things cannot get into bad territory and you are not going to be judged for your opinions and values.
Finally, money is something that you shouldn’t talk about. How much you make, how you spend it, what kind of things you have and so on could easily make someone else feel down about what they have. We are not suggesting that you can’t be glad and happy about the life that you are living, but try not to rub it in the face of others. You never know who is struggling and would love what you have but further than this, it could cause you a lot of social problems that you are not going to want.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now know some of the conversation topics that you should not bring up with strangers. Avoiding these topics is not only going to be helpful when it comes to building relationships, but it could also spare someone else feeling bad about how they feel.
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