What are some good hacks for socializing?

Be well informed.

Be it politics, movies, sports, or even Greek Mythology, having even a little bit of knowledge on a multitude of topics will always go a long way.

From what I've noticed among all the conversations I've had with people, the more you know about a certain topic of discussion, the easier it is to contribute and carry out an interesting conversation.

Read more books, and keep abreast of the latest fad/ news. Unlike what others may believe, I think Social Media is a great way to know what's currently happening around you and the World.

This is one of those times it's better to be a jack of all trades, and a master of none.

This isn't a "hack" - a word I don't care much for, but rather a simple philosophy I've used in dealing with people in all kinds of encounters over the past fifty years. It is this:

"It's better to be interested than interesting."

Whenever you find yourself talking about yourself, STOP!

Why couldn't you live on instant soup?

You probably COULD live on instant soups, or candy bars, or packages of Ramen noodles. Likely for quite a long time. People have historically made do with a lot less. People in war-torn zones have lived on things like grass and weeds.This would hardly be an optimal diet. Your health would suffer. You would very likely loose not

Why do people want a discount when they want to dine out? I simply don't understand.

Depends on the persons life circumstances. Are they a family without a lot of money to spend on going out, but they want to treat one of their family members with a treat. If they have a coupon or money off voucher then why not.If they have

Is water actually healthy, or is it just not unhealthy?

Nothing is really healthy. Too much water will kill you, so will no water, that will kill you in less than 3 days.Water is essential to your life. Drink water when you are thirsty or want to drink. You have to.