I hear you Jazzymoonchild, I too guess I consider myself lucky. My friends and I talk about traveling, retirement, work, our childhood, family issues, mortgages, sports, and media. I could talk all day long about all the silly things I tried to do as a child and young adult...usually keeping everyone on the floor laughing. People will only talk to you about things you allow them to put out there. If you don't like what someone is saying change the subject.