One of the best pieces of advice that I have ever read stated that we should all adapt a genuine interest into what other people say. Today’s society is so hectic and high-strung that small talk has taken over. We as a community have lost that close connection with each other not only because of our hectic lives but also because of the social media take over. We don’t even have to remember anyone’s birthday anymore thanks to Facebook. Next time the oppurtunity arises to have a conversation with someone, skip the small talk. Show them that you are genuinely interested in what they have to say and before you know it, you will have countless friends that you can rely on.