Has it never occurred to you that there’s no such things as a boring person, only a bored listener? Humans are endlessly fascinating if you know what to look for. Even in an unpromising conversation there’s so much to learn, so many nuance to pick up, so much to understand. Many people who come across as boring are simply shy, socially inept, or conditioned to expect disappointment in personal encounters. They might even have reached the conclusion that they are boring, because they have never managed to attract a serious listener.

Hugh Mackay – “What Makes Us Tick”

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