I hate small talk. It’s no surprise for those who know me well. But I do it because I can see it’s social utility.
One must understand, though, that there is only so much social utility in it. Beyond a point, any small talk is a sheer waste of the time for everyone involved in the conversation.
Published by Akshat Rathi
Akshat Rathi is a senior reporter for Bloomberg News. He has previously worked at Quartz, The Economist and The Conversation. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Guardian and The Hindu. He has a PhD in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
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