S1E7 - Connecting across racial and religious divides with Lisa Xia

Friendship Futurism

Oct 3 2022 • 50 mins

Lisa and I talk about the dark side of extraversion, how to manage the energy and conversation dynamic of a group, what non-religious people can learn about church communities, tips for storytelling and authentic relating, and the magic of diversity and bridging divides. Lisa is a human-centered creative who vlogs, innovates on meditation, and teaches at her church.

0:30 What's the dark side of Lisa Xia?

2:30 Spying on your friends

5:30 Extravert's paradise

6:30 Energy and conversation dynamics of groups

9:10 How do you maintain extravert energy online when there's no social cues?

14:40 Hogging the microphone

15:50 Do you want to be an influencer? What do you want to be known for?

17:00 Building bridges and intersectionality

20:00 Seeing people as having more similarities than differences

21:18 What can a non-religious person learn about small groups at church?

22:45 What are the biggest things that non-religious people don't understand about church communities?

24:30 What's an example of a "bad question" that doesn't sound good?

26:30 Disturbing the peace

27:45 Is prayer just a form of meditation?

31:25 Did prayer get you interested in meditation?

34:10 Meditation and cloudwatching

35:50 What is a unique or interesting activity to do for a birthday party? Birthdays as an orchestral choreography of your friends.

40:40 Do you have any storytelling tips? Is it possible to authentically relate to a corporation?

43:10 Dangers of parasocial relationships

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Lisa’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7gUvEcfjYWEUW_kvc1YkPQ

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