You see an online virtual mall filled with flashy storefronts and top notch animated advertisements everywhere. You walk down the pathway in awe at how many options there are to spend money on a seperate universe. You see a new…

The Conversation Room

You see an online virtual mall filled with flashy storefronts and top notch animated advertisements everywhere.

You walk down the pathway in awe at how many options there are to spend money on a seperate universe.

You see a new store is opening up where the old bookstore used to be.

The Conversation Room

doors open soon.

Nobody knew what it was. There were guesses and bar bets placed. They were all wrong.

People were asked to fill out a form on advance and the questions were quite unusual.

I entered the room 7th. There were two lines and as we made our way to the front, I was introduced to a stranger. There did not seem to be any specific matchmaking. We were just paired in the order we arrived.

You were instructed to find a place to sit. The room is filled with a gigantic assortment of paired seating of every type and style imaginable. We chose a large wooden hanging bed and took comfortable spots opposite each other.

I had an envelope labeled One. My partner has one labeled three.

I opened mine and it had a card that stated a topic of conversation. Not political. Not relegeous. Not the kind that could make you feel dumb.

Mine said; Bowling Alleys.

You can go for the 60 second continuous speach about bowling alleys before opening it up to discussion between strangers.

Everyone is pre screened and is at least satisfactory at maintaining a conversation about anything that has many layers.

The stranger you’re facing actually works here. He is your conversation guide.

It should end with the satisfaction that your brain was in some way stimulated or intrigued.

Learn how to be a better conversationist. Master the skill of storytelling.

Group sermons on how to be a good person. The power of the smile.

If you have anyone in your life you don’t want to disappoint or let down, then you exist in a totally different universe where other people don’t matter.

If you are free of the internal struggle I gave everyday trying way to hard to be perfect. I want to solve the problem, calm the frustration, and be the hero as often as possible. I thrive on praise and smiles.

Almost every action has considered how my partner will react. I had structured my entire life around the concept of please don’t yell at me.

I was 52 when I realized nobody else was trying to be perfect and nobody expected me to be perfect and in fact they were quite happy with satisfactory. This shocked me.

I still try to be perfect whenever possible but I don’t give myself such a hard time if I’m failing. I try my best and have learned that’s pretty darn good.

Conversations will flow and change naturally but the goal is to continue talking in equal shares exchanging stories.

Sell conversation starter cards for home use, restaurant use, convention mixers.

As you leave you see several dozen more pairs seated behind a wall, conversations were all about you.

Otto transcribed.

Call in portion.

Co host the talk show

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