The lesson I learned…

Connect with commiseration.

I never learned the art of small talk.

When faced with the need to interact with someone, I did so with griping, complaining, protesting, criticizing, and judging.

It’s easy to do those things.

You don’t have to give much of yourself to bitch.

You don’t need to put yourself out there in an authentic way.

You don’t need to be vulnerable.

You don’t need to let someone see the real you.

You don't even have to be sincere.