If you are going to talk to people at all, make sure they are people you do not know and are foreign as regards your class, tribe or social milieu.
Fry is a comic genius although his comedy is tinged with darkness. Erudite, witty and (dare I say it) profound.
Is it right to feel distaste for your fellow man?
I am disappointed to hear that Scandinavian happiness is "more a matter of class whether you can afford to take time to take care of yourself".