The fundamental problem of a conversation is… UNSOLICITED ADVICE.

At best, the advice given will be promptly forgotten or simply dismissed. At worst, it becomes a fucking nuisance and I will definitely think that you just like to hear your own voice and dish out your own wisdom without any interest in hearing or understanding what I actually want to say.

For example,

A: “Recently I’m having this issue with my boss / colleagues / spouse / children / friends, yada yada yada…”

B: “Why don’t you do this or that? Maybe you can try this or that?”

A: “Yeah, but what I’m saying is… yada yada yada…”

B: “Exactly my point. Last time when I faced this issue, I do this and that…”

A: “Ok. I think my situation is different from yours. Blah blah blah…”

B: “But you can do this or do that? Why do you think like this or that?”

A: “… Yup ok thanks. Have you tried their new craft beer? I heard it’s the bomb.”

Right? Right.

Now fuck off.

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