It is well known in polite company to not speak of certain topics – religion and politics being 2 of the ones I remember correctly. Talk about the weather, instead.
And yet somewhere in the recesses of my unconscious mind, I have concreted this. Someone, somewhere, once told me this was the ‘right way’ and I then, with no connection to whether that was my truth or not, agreed and took it on board. “Do not speak of topics that create conflict and discomfort.”
So now, I am challenging that part of myself.