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asterism OP wrote (edited )

I like small talk personally. But I like asinine shit.

The reason I don't like how are you is because I find it insincere. What people really mean is, "hello". If you give them a real answer they feel you are emotionally burdening them.

edit: what I don't like (and I notice this more in the silent generation folks) is people talking at length about every person they ever knew ever. Like a brief mention or anectdote is fine. But why do we want to exchange names with each other of people that neither of us know? I mean that's their thing and that's cool, there are worse things, but those are the most boring conversations ever.