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Unanswered Question: Why is it sometimes hard to talk to people?

I imagined a circular conversation this morning. It sums up the frustration I have with people who seem to ask questions hoping to find specific conclusions rather than having a fruitful inquiry. They aren’t as concerned with the initial topic as they are with battling your answer. The conversations of this type go ‘off the rail’ every time. The first inquiry is always lost or mischaracterized.

Q: If you had to choose, which do you like better, cats or dogs?

A: Well, they’re very different but if I had to choose it would be cats.

Q: But you have only dogs. How can you be a “cat person”?

A: I didn’t claim to be a “cat person”. I think cats are cool, that’s all.

Q: But you used to have cats. Don’t you like your dogs?

A: I love my dogs very much. I loved my cats too.

Q: But you chose cats over dogs. Are you being serious?

A: I’m quite serious.

Q: When you had cats, were you happier?

A: No. What’s the matter with you?

Q: Why are you attacking me now? I just asked a question.

A: I’m not attacking you, I’m just not sure these questions make sense.

Q: Well, you raised your voice a little bit. Can’t you answer a simple question without hostility?

A: Okay. I answered your question. I prefer cats.

Q: Maybe you should get rid of your dogs if you don’t like dogs?

A: I never said that I DON’T LIKE DOGS!!

Q: I’m not going to talk to you anymore. You’re mean.

That is where many conversations go these days. This is an example of “Why is it sometimes hard to talk to people?”. I’m not as much of a fan of talking to random people anymore especially on controversial topics. Many are more interested in reaching their own conclusions rather than learning anything. LOL
Heaven help us.


I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

14 thoughts on “Unanswered Question: Why is it sometimes hard to talk to people?

  1. My first inclination was “because people suck”. Then I read the Q&A and wondered which of these people is hard to talk to?🤣 if that’s the kind of conversation you are subjected to, then I stand by my statement.❤️

  2. I sure understand, and I’ve been subjected to the same kind, too. I think some people are just not happy unless they are getting an argument started and winding up people is how they have fun. The more frustrated and angry we get, the more they like it.

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