The power of inane conversation is widely misunderstood in our society. Calming hormones are released when people come together, sit around (often in organic circles) and just hang out. Think of a book club. How much time is actually spent discussing the book? Maybe a fraction of the evening, but the experience is so valuable that people continue to gather month after month for years on end.
Do you think this trivializes book discussion groups? Is your book group one that engages in "inane conversation"?
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