"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." - Plato
I've read before that most conversations fall under F.O.R.D. which includes family, occupation, recreation, and dreams and with most small talk involving the first three topics. I think as you delve into more meaningful and thought-provoking dialogue the topic transcends into dreams and aspirations, both fulfilled and unfulfilled and this allows for an authentic exchange of your fundamental self for that of the person conversing with. I've always valued these conversations more as they go farther into an honest look into a person rather than who he or she is on the surface level.
Yet as I have more and more of these talks, I am finding these conversations to be becoming mundane. I'm finding there is a lot of talk disguised as having depth, that merely is talk for the sake of talking, about discussing rather than reaching a solution. Spitting out ideas about what-ifs, hypotheticals about the future or alternate lives, I'm thinking all this is excessive, that the purpose has shifted from trying to make sense of the entropy of things to blabber without any real value. Value is subjective for some may enjoy these conversations just for intellectual stimulation and a circlejerk of platitudes about ambition but for now at the very least, I'm fatigued by it all. Rather than talking on and on about my life, the goals I want to achieve and possibilities that lie for me in the future, I need to spend more time just working towards my dreams. I just want a sense of quiet and work without distraction, even if it's just for a short while.