X: I believe you
me: nice. i learned how to talk to people last year. it’s pretty crazy. it’s so different from the raw skill of language. i’ve never thought about that before. well i guess have, but not in so small a thought.
X: all the social conventions and whatnot
me: that too, but mostly just listening to people and asking them shit. and generally giving a shit about what people are saying.
X: yeah that is also a social skill.
me: it’s so hard.
X: I guess that’s true
if people are boring
me: they’re not really. or maybe it’s just that my mind just likes to know trivial shit about people. i guess that’s everyone to varying degrees. there’s like several forms of media built upon that premise
that’s really true
me: we measure our relationships in part by how much trivial shit we know about each other
X: that’s actually entirely how we measure them I think
me: “holy crap i bother to remember the most random fact about you ie. your goddamn birthday, so there’s gotta be something here.” that’s so common it’s probably an evolved response.
me: do we not know each other’s birthdays?