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Hey guys,

Something I tend to struggle with is that I feel I lack knowledge in alot of different areas in life. Things that most other people all seem to know. This is usually a big issue when in a group conversation, half the time the group will be talking about something and I won't be able to input anything into the conversation because I simply just don't know anything about the subject.

I also just don't have that many interesting stories to tell to people because I just haven't experienced enough. I know this is down to gaming way too much in my youth and not getting out there and learning/experiencing different things.

I'm only 19 but still, I feel like other people my age just know so much more random shit than me it gets quite depressing at times.

So basically i'm just wondering how you guys think I can get myself up to speed with everyone else and just being able to have conversations about all the random stuff that people bring up in conversation that usually I just have no clue about.

Cheers, 

Brad.

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Other than doing more activities and socializing more to create your own stories the best thing you can do is read. Read read and read some more. Reading helps you think about different topics and experience other viewpoints faster than anything else. If you are having trouble starting go to your local used book story and try and find 3 different books to take home and try out.

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If u dont have anything to say, how about asking some questions?

When I meet old people, I dont have things to say, like your situation, so all I do is making some questions.

 

Imagine news anchors. Most of the things they do is asking during interview, but it keeps conversation going.

 

People like to talk about their stories, so make other people lead conversation. You can start your own things later. After you figure out how people be a fluent storyteller.

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Yes asking questions is something I already do alot and it is very effective. But not so much in group conversations where I always tend to take the back seat and not say much at all. 

I'd like to be able to hold the floor in group conversation and just take a more active role but it is difficult when I can't always keep up with the topics. 

I shall begin reading alot more broader subjects, as I only tend to be reading self-help stuff at the moment. 

Thanks guys :)

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I feel like other people my age just know so much more random shit than me it gets quite depressing at times.

I only know random shit, it's also depressing.

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