Why Random Conversations Are the Best

Not every conversation you have needs to be planned

Brandon Bell
6 min readJan 2, 2021


Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

How many conversations do you have in a day? Probably more than you can count, being in the conversation is normal. Humans are social creatures and we need to start using that to the best of our abilities. Think about how many businesses were started just by conversation.

It doesn’t really take much effort to make conversation with anyone, it comes naturally for us. For my shy people out there it’s ok to not be the one to initiate a conversation, but it’s a skill that you should look getting into. Talking with people can create so many opportunities whether it’s for finding a new business partner, finding a romantic partner to spend the rest of your life with, or even finding directions to a popular restaurant in your city.

The ability to be able to talk to each other without any law being in place is a gift that we tend to overlook. As common as normal conversations are, there's a type of conversation that many people don’t really give enough energy to, which is random conversations.

These are the best discussions to have because let's be honest, small talk isn’t the most enjoyable thing in the world. Even though most random conversations are started by small talk, we need to know when to make the conversation better and when to let it go. It’s common courtesy to create small talk, this goes for situations where you’re in an elevator with one other person or when you’re in line at the grocery store.

We usually use small talk to avoid awkwardness between someone else but all it does is usually make things even more awkward. Going into a conversation without needing to feel knowledgeable about any topic is a good feeling. It helps us to be ourselves and show our true colors and display what we’re truly thinking. We need to have more random conversations so that we can build our social skills for the future.

Both people learn from the conversation

What’s good about having random talks is that there’s not one person giving a lecture during the whole time. Both people are involved and are willing to share their opinions. This doesn’t happen enough in regular conversation. When going to work, you may be…



Brandon Bell

A young adult who’s writing is geared towards self-improvement and self care. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”