I Don’t Know My Name – Grace VanderWaal

I Don’t Know My Name – Grace VanderWaal

I don’t know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say I’m just trying, just trying

So I heard you are my sister’s friend
You get along quite nicely
You ask me why I cut my hair
And changed myself completely

I don’t know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say I’m just trying, just trying

I went from bland and popular
To joining the marching band
I made the closest friends
I’ll ever have in my lifetime

I am lost, trying to get found
In an ocean of people

Please don’t ask me any questions
There won’t be a valid answer
I’ll just say that
I don’t know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say I’m just trying, just trying

I now know my name
I don’t play by the rules of the game
So you say, I’m not trying
But I’m trying, to find my way

Grace VanderWaal

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Why do I hate small talk

Why do I hate small talk

What’s your name?
Where do you come from?
How is life?
Are your parents okay?

Some of you who close to me probably know that I’m not a kind of talkative person.

Yeah, I should admit that sometimes I consider myself as a socially awkward. In a way that I often feel tired in social settings. Also, I regularly find myself struggle to adjust to social situations.

Yes I don’t really enjoy small talk, especially to the stranger.
I sometimes feel small talk as a normative conversation about things that are not so important or that don’t really matter.
Sometimes I see small talk as a way to be polite or friendly in front of others (which I do not really agree).

In some cases, trying to be friendly dread me. Especially when the conversation start to touch my private territory.

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