If you want to be happy do you need to be social and engage in lots of small talk?:
Social, yes. Small talk, no:
…happy people spend significantly more time talking to others in general; dissatisfied people spend much more time alone. That’s not so surprising in itself, but happy people also engage in much less small talk—roughly a third as much—and have about twice as many meaty conversations.
Source is Full Frontal Psychology.
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