Losing Friends by Going Off Topic - Friends

To make friends with a new group of people, it is best to talk about what interest them and not what interest you.

"if you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with,"
- by Stephen Stills

I am world traveler, when entering a new city of town I want to find a new group of Expats for conversations. Upon find them sitting in a local bar or coffee shop I can sit down, shake hands and talk. There is a temptation to talk about the city I was in prior to entering the new city. This is a mistake, they will either think I am bragging or eventually say,
"If you love Thailand so much, then why don't you return."

To love the one you with, talk about what they want to talk about, stay on topic and talk about the city your in, do not talk about other topics.

Talking about what they know about makes friend, talking about what you know about loses friends.



Love the One You’re With
by Stephen Stills

If you’re down and confused, and you don’t remember who you’re talkin’ to. Concentration slip away, ‘cause your baby is so far away.

Well there’s a rose in the fisted glove and the eagle flies with the dove, and if you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with.

Don’t be angry, don’t be sad, and don’t sit cryin’ over good times you’ve had. There’s a girl right next to you, and she’s just waitin’ for something to do.

And there’s a rose in the fisted glove and the eagle flies with the dove, and if you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with.

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Turn your heartache right into joy, she’s a girl, and you’re a boy. Well get it together, make it real nice,
You ain’t gonna need anymore advice.

And there’s a rose in the fisted glove and the eagle flies with the dove, and if you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with.

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