In Fahrenheit 451, what does Clarisse say people talk about?If the answer is nothing (I think it is but not sure), how would you give examples?

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Clarisse tries to talk. She talks with her psychiatrist and tells him that she thinks. She tells him about how she collects butterflies and how she puts her head back when it rains and lets it fall in her mouth.

Clarisse imagine that people who drive so fast would only talk about the colors that they see as they drive around, but they wouldn't be able to discuss what the details of the items are because they drive too fast.

Clarisse tries to talk and just socialize with people, but people talk about nothing. When she tries to make friends, Montag is the only person so far that has actually had a conversation with her. She notes what the others have done:

The others would walk off and leave me talking. Or threaten me.