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post #11 of 22 Old 07-23-2012, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Fab advice... do not overwhelm them. Just keep it simple and short and sweet! If you start going off then.... they'll never allow you to talk of it again

Haha oh I figured that one out!
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post #12 of 22 Old 07-23-2012, 05:34 PM
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I kind of do because right now my life is horses. I work with horses, I live with horses because I live on site, all my friends here are my work and house mates because I moved to London where I know absolutely no one so I don't get enough social practice with non horsey people because practically everyone I know is horsey. The people I meet who I don't work or live with are clients who come to ride and most of them are children anyway. I don't know how to meet new people really because I've never been the most outgoing person so I'm not one of those who can talk to a stranger and know everything about them. That talent is my mother's and it's skipped a generation. The only time recently that I've spoken to a stranger was on the coach home and it took me 4 1/2 hours out of a 5 hour journey to start talking to him and then once at a club which wasn't the most stimulating conversation and I've seen him once since and not really spoken to him since then so my social skills in the non horsey world aren't getting practiced at all.

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I enjoy having conversation with people who are into things that are completely different than what I do. I have my hobbies, but I think its neat to try and learn new things. Or at the least, be open minded and learn what other people do and why they enjoy it.
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post #14 of 22 Old 07-24-2012, 06:18 AM
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i enjoy having conversation with people who are into things that are completely different than what I do. I have my hobbies, but I think its neat to try and learn new things. Or at the least, be open minded and learn what other people do and why they enjoy it.
Yes, that's totally right and perfect, but most people don't and anything stranger for them has to be considered uninteresting and even dangerous sometimes. Me too, I love knowing people that are different from me, because if you always meet people just as you, you don't really evolve or hardly learn anything.
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post #15 of 22 Old 07-24-2012, 06:32 AM
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Yes, that's totally right and perfect, but most people don't and anything stranger for them has to be considered uninteresting and even dangerous sometimes. Me too, I love knowing people that are different from me, because if you always meet people just as you, you don't really evolve or hardly learn anything.
What are you on about? Most people LOVE to talk about their hobbies and as long as neither party goes off the deep end in passionate recollection, it's a very lovely experience.

Sure they may think it's dangerous but everything takes a certain amount of skill and training. We wouldn't go deep sea scubba diving without an assortment of courses, right? It's a commitment that if you aren't interested and just wing it.. can be dangerous.

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No, sure I love talking about my hobbies and stuff (that's why I am here^^), but it is also important to be open-minded to other things you don't know anything about. I always try to have a balance between my things and new experiences.
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Oh yes I agree completely :) I'm very open to new things. I spent over 2 hours within the last week talking to someone about pig (as in wild boar) hunting. I don't hunt, but it was fascinating!

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WOW, that must have been great!!! What did you learn? Well, I did this when I studied in France, I always took sports I would have never done (Yoga, Karate, etc.) and it was just amazing how many prejudices I have / had (well, like anyone I think).
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What I don't like is when someone "horsey" I think I can talk to about my exciting new break through in training or something isn't interested. It's kinda sad.

I like talking about other things too, and I'm glad I have some friends that are interested... I just often feel like no one cares about horses as much as I do. Which out of my circle of friends is probably correct. I definitely wish I had at least one friend that was as into horses as I am. Or even more so! That would be pretty cool for a change.
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post #20 of 22 Old 07-24-2012, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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I definitely wish I had at least one friend that was as into horses as I am. Or even more so! That would be pretty cool for a change.[/QUOTE]

I completely agree! Don't get me wrong I DO have friends that aren't "horsey" and I DO try different things. But yes, having at least ONE horse friend my age I could actually hang out with and talk with would be cool. It's very hard meeting new people when you work a 50 hour week though:/
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