Secret to happiness:  Not sitting with your thoughts and bottling things up but get talking with people on your wave-length

Tradition: Stammtitisch

Date: any time

Celebrated : Germany

You are super excited about finding out you are pregnant, or you have just had a baby. Maybe you love collecting old album record covers , you play dungeon and dragons. When you start telling your friends or family about what interests you -a film of glaze veils over the eyes, if you could peer into their ear, you would see the wax build up in epic proportions the minute you start talking about your interests.

A Stammtisch (German for “regulars’ table”, [ˈʃtamtɪʃ]) is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis, and also the usually large, often round table around which the group meets. A Stammtisch is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly get-together


It’s not that your friends and family don’t love you any less but the ‘rat race’ that is life can leave a person feeling too drained to listen to your interest with their full attention . They may even think you are a bit weird. Well, who needs them. You need to speak with kindred souls. In Germany there are regular groups set up for strangers with a common interest to meet up and Gespräch -( ‘talk’ in German). 

In Germany friends, colleagues and strangers meet up to  to have a bit of a natter/chat, laugh and to jolt new connections;  and to get new and original perspectives.

People regularly meet up wherever and when ever, in places and get to discuss all nature of topics and know that other people will reciprocate. Think  of any topic that comes to mind and there will more than likely be a group for it. These strangers never stay strange for long.

The secret to some kind of happiness is, it so enlightening to share our experiences and desires and interests and connect with others. It is good to bond with others. We do this a lot in the blogging world which is awesome; but sometimes we need to get out into the real world ( yes, we do). Why don’t you ring up a few friends ask them to ring up a few of their friends, find a spot to meet and the conversation will be thriving by the time the first drink is finished.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Advanced Research Technology

    A little natter/chat with real people would be a great idea. I’m finding it a little hard to assemble though in our electronic world. It is a wonder today – we share our deepest feelings only with (almost) complete strangers.

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    • Yeah it’s great to say what you want and technology serves us well in that department but the point is getting out into the world and really connecting. Sometimes it’s best to share things with strangers- it is a common saying but they don’t have any past judgements to go by. I think in this cyber world it is like wearing a bhurka sometimes. No offence to people who choose to wear them but with technology we miss out on body language. If you get my meaning. I think why that is a lot of people have started to do video blogs. I’ve only been blogging for 4 months so still navigating and finding how to read the cyber world compass.

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      • Advanced Research Technology

        I agree, but with caution. Real talk in person has real world consequences. It bears seed of joy or pain quite readily. At least that has been my experience. Jobs and friends gained or lost has lasting consequences. It cannot be turned off.
        I can read half a post and move along if that is not satisfying my need at the moment, but it is more difficult to disengage when a person is not reading my body language that is saying I’m uncomfortable with that.
        I’m not saying it is not worth trying. It is. In the end personal contact is much more rewarding. It’s just the getting there. It is so touchy. 🙂


  2. I try not to talk too much about my grandson but it’s difficult!

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  3. Great post! I fear that eventually evolution will make our ears disappear – seeing as most young kids communicate electronically – I had a “text” from my son – who was upstairs asking if I had the kettle on! Ha!

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