From my Favorite News source, the NYT...
By By RONI CARYN RABIN
Published: March 17, 2010
People who spend more of their day having substantive discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier, a new study found.
"Would you be happier if you spent more time discussing the state of the world and the meaning of life — and less time talking about the weather?
It may sound counterintuitive, but people who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier, said Matthias Mehl, a psychologist at the University of Arizona who published a study on the subject."
Finally research to support why I hate small talk. It’s feels so exhausting! And now I know it makes me less happy. All the deep life conversations really are a good thing. I'm so glad to know this.