Age has an influence on the amount of detail that we provide while having a conversation because the younger we are the more interest we have on what is happening around us. Take, for example, in “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott, Lamott states “Try walking around with a child who’s going, ‘Wow, wow! Look at that dirty dog! Look at that burned-down house! Look at that read sky!’… I think that is how we are suppose to be in the world– present and in awe” (100). Here, we do not know the gender of the child yet the child is intrigued by what is happening around him/her that they cannot stop talking. Although the sentences are simple, they contain enough detail to where we can picture what the child is pointing at. Children, regardless of gender, tend to talk more because they notice details that ad...
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... the contrary, I found that topic to be quite dull so my answer was simple with little details.
The length of a conversation depends on the effort that is put into it. That effort is known as detail, the more details we give the longer the conversation will be. Although women do tend to use detail as an excuse for them to talk, the amount of detail that a human being gives is not determined solely on gender; it is determined by different factors. Next time, listen in on your friend’s conversation and determine for yourself, whether or not, women are the ones that do all the talking. You might come to the sudden realization that different factors are what determine how much detail someone gives in a conversation.
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994. 100. Print.
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