depends on both situation and the stranger.
All back to the stranger, if they don't even want to talk, how can i even start up a conversation? Given how the situation that the stranger might have experienced. That's what i learn in Livejournal.
I talk about art, my sports, my courses at school, hobbies. Im fine with talking about the country i came from, telling how long' I've been here. Its actually complicated, I went back and forth. I say my litle monologue "came when i was 5, went back when i was 8, then came back here at the end of 5th grade" speech. However i really hate one question. I would give up a lot of material stuff to never have to answer it again. "So do you like it in the U.S. or Russia better?" Never ask me that. please. I usually say somehting like "each place has its ups and downs". But i hate that question. Here's my honest answer: fine, the U.S. is wealthier, people live in huge houses an drive on smooth roads in big cars. I know its more comfortble in terms of material possessions. But Russia is where I was born, and i think it will always feel like home. I mean i don't want to offend anyone or anything. One of the people who understood me was, suprisingly, my guidance counselor. Or she said she understood. I mean im not a fan of guidance counselors, but she's nice.
i want to know abt the person's here and now very soon, how they r doing currently, their character in general, and i dont have problems talking about anything otherwise, i like to hear the other person to talk cause i can listen.
To break the ice, I thought this might be a great live journal question to answer in the midst of my fellow opinionated community friends.
Before I answered this question, though, I thought I better do a quick google search and find out the topics that SocialWayne.com recommends I avoid on social network sites (just to see if I’m on track socially).
Here are the 9 topics he recommends I avoid…
1. Politics 2. Race 3. Sex in general 4. Gay Marriage 5. Sexual preference 6. Religion 7. Porn 8. Past Jobs 9. General complaining on the Job
So, how do I measure up socially?
I have some very strong opinions about each of those topics, but on most of those things I keep silent, unless specifically asked.
There is, however, one thing on which I will not keep silent.