Topics to Talk About With Friends

Ask your friends about their career pursuits after graduation.
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Conversations between you and your friends may come to seem quite boring as you begin to know a great deal about each other. Thinking of interesting topics to discuss with your friends will help you to dig even deeper into their lives and discover some things you didn't know before. Several types of topics will have you and your friends talking for hours with no room for silences.

1 Things to Do Together

Discuss ways you and your friends can create friendship bonding experiences. Perhaps your friends would like to plan a day to go see the latest movie while you may suggest a sleepover or a camping trip. Find ways to compromise to plan your next bonding outing. Also, ask your friends about their hobbies and share your own. Maybe some of your friends enjoy karate or dance class and you love to try new recipes. Plan a time when you all can try each other's hobbies.

2 What's Happening Now?

Talking about popular culture can open the door to an endless conversation between you and your friends. A person can become a better conversationalist by following the news, according to the "Psychology Today" article "How to Be a Better Conversationalist" by Temma Ehrenfeld, a widely published science and psychology writer. Discuss new music and movie trends you find interesting. Ask their opinions about a newly released music video by a chart-topping artist or talk about a new trailer for an upcoming movie. You may find they agree with you or have completely different tastes. Additionally, plan to watch a popular television show and discuss favorite parts afterwards.

3 Your School Lives

School is a primary part of your and your friends' lives as high school or college students. Everybody can talk about the classes they are taking and their favorite subjects. Perhaps you can take turns tutoring each other or plan a day to study together. Ask them about their favorite teachers or professors and share your own. You can give your group of friends insight into a certain professor before they enroll in the class next semester, and they can do the same for you. Also, discuss extracurricular activities. See if your friends are interested in the same clubs or sports as you.

4 What the Future Holds

Your friends probably have future plans for their lives. See how goal-oriented they are by asking questions. What types of careers do they want to pursue? What steps must they take to achieve these ambitions? Ask them the reasoning for their career choices. Maybe one of your friends desires to be a veterinarian because he adores animals or another plans to become a scientist to follow in a family member's footsteps. Discuss your own career goals with them. Additionally, if you are all still in high school, colleges that interest you.

Wannikki Taylor is a professional writer with a Bachelors of Arts in journalism from Temple University. She serves as a children's columnist and covers family entertainment for several print and online publications. She specializes in games, crafts and party planning ideas for kids and their families.