I once heard someone say that shallow minds talk about people, normal minds talk about things and great minds talk about ideas. I don't know that that is true - even a little bit - but I've always remembered it - especially when I find myself talking about others.
So next time you get together with friends talk about ideas - what happened in the world this week - what new discovery science has come up with - how Jesus' "do unto others" fits into our world today - the plight of the poor and downtrodden of the world - what you'd do if you were a policy maker to overcome the economic woes or the unemployment problems of our country.... or any number of other issues.
Talk - stimulate one another - challenge - enjoy - feel young and "intellectual" again. An idea is a terrible thing to waste.