No joke, throw in the occasional “why?” in conversation when you get the chance.
“Why do you thing that is?”
Particularly if the conversation borders on the philosophical/political/religious.
Be unsure and play stupid. Why?
Because most people have no idea what they are talking about.
Most people are taking a lot of things for granted – without even thinking about it, if you want to know the truth.
People are so prone to overcausaion that you can make a reticent turn loquacious by dropping an occasional “why?” in the conversation.
-Nassim Taleb, The Bed Of Procrustes