“That commute this morning was terrible.”
“The internet is out!”
“I overcooked the chicken.”
We find things to talk about so we can have a shared experience. Often the choice is something negative because it’s easy to spot something that is out of place.
The problem though isn’t to find something to talk about. It is finding something that is worth talking about.
Capturing an audience, telling a story that will change the emotion in the room–that is a skill. Talking about the weather isn’t going to get anyone to re-examine their choices.