The guy who plays the intellectual dandy isn’t liked at the assisted living center where I live. That’s bad for me, because I do love to hold forth on elevated subjects. It could be I’m too impressed with myself, and I just love to hear myself talk. But I can see that the other residents where I live are very uncomfortable when I expound. One girl was saying she felt raped because I talked about current events in a group where that was what we were supposed to talk about. So, I quit holding forth in group, but I still talk politics and philosophy when I am on the phone with my brother. I think the people who are in listening range are upset by it. Maybe I should quit that too. One time when I was in the army I was in a headquarters platoon with a bunch of mechanics. They talked a lot about things I had no familiarity with, and it made me feel bad, but the thought of telling them to not talk about those things never occurred to me.
You should be able to talk on the phone with your brother about whatever topics you both want to discuss. For your own privacy and comfort, if possible, maybe move out of earshot of others when talking on the phone with your brother.
I think you should talk freely with your brother about things that interest you. you’re not doing anything wrong. enjoy yourself crimby.
People have great diversity in their tastes of what to talk. Some people only do small talks or gossips; some other people like to talk about sports, fashion or gardening; some other people would prefer to talk about science, politics or philosophy. This is all about intellectual levels and interests. Before you talk about the topics that consume high intelligence you need to test the audiences’ interests or tastes.
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