Top 10 Ways “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know” by Malcolm Gladwell Interrupted Our Lives:
#10 Trying to predict our divorces using Dr. John Gottman’s The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling.
#9 Thinking we know more about someone else than they do about us with the illusion of asymmetric insight.
#8 Answering the question: have you met a stranger and had a bias, but when talking to them you found out they were the opposite?
#7 Living our lives in “coulds” and not “shoulds”.
#6 Trying to make our faces show emotion the way that other people expect us to react. Or else not giving a f__k what others think! (You can guess who is who)
#5 Pondering how race and gender oppression affect sentencing and assessment of situations
#4 Having nightmares over being put in a room to listen to Kafka, then led to a changed room with bright green walls, a single lightbulb hanging from the ceiling illuminating a bright red chair, and sitting in the chair is our best friend looking solemn. Would we fight or flight?
#3 Trying to find other people just as shocked that there is an error in the Friends section. It’s Monica not Rachel!
#2 Defaulting to truth - we’d rather trust than be the Holy Fool!
And the number one way “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know” by Malcolm Gladwell interrupted our lives is:
#1 Re-listening to the audio book version because it’s so darn good!
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