I’m someone who is consistently fascinated by human behavior, if I ever make it a priority, psychology is something I’d love to study.
With my lack of actual education in human psychology, I find it sometimes fun to try a little social experiment, not in a prank kind of way; no, rather being genuine is how I like my experiments best served.
The experiment I’ve been using in more conversations than I can count of late is the use of one word – it’s almost an add on to a conversation, one that is rarely used in day-to-day life, but it creates some fun when utilized.
Have you ever tried to use the word indefinitely when discussing something indefinite?
If not, you should give it a go.
“Oh I’m moving overseas indefinitely.”
“I plan on driving this car indefinitely.”
“I could just eat this meal indefinitely.”
Putting such an open ended word into a sentence creates an instant reaction in people. Almost like they don’t know what to say.
In today’s world we’re expected to have it all together, have our plan mind mapped out and be on a straight path towards that plan. Saying so clearly and equivocally that we in fact don’t, makes people’s eyes widen, their voice a little unsteady, their gaze unsure and their words less confident.
I like that feeling, but I imagine most don’t. Try it though, see what people say, how they look at you.
Think of it as a little social experiment handed from me to you.
I could literally drink this smoothie as long as time stretches forth is how much I love it.
Banana and Avocado Smoothie
1 large/2 small bananas
1 cup vanilla icecream
3/4 cup milk
Flesh and remove the stone from the avocado, placing into the blender. Break the banana into 4 pieces and toss into the blender.
Add in the icecream and milk and blend for approximately 1 minute to ensure it’s smooth.
Pour and serve.