one conversational strategy is to ask a lot of questions.
another conversational strategy is to say provocative statements. well, not provocative necessarily.
statements that make people want to comment and be engaged. give people something to latch onto, like a doorknob.
one of our friends is a doorknob god and just says absolutely ridiculous things that cannot go by without a response
this is actually not easy and requires a large level of vulnerability
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