Conversation with People

I try to talk to people at the arts campus I am at, and many of them will not even answer to me saying hi. I just want to be a friend. I admit I am not sure how to start a conversation with them. I can start a convention with Professional artist and CEO’s I can start a business conversation.  I can talk about anything when there is a logical purpose. Ideas in the abstract I can handle If is next to impossible for me to carry a convention that is about what people my age want to talk about for fun at a community college. It is not that it is beneath me; it is that it is harder for me to navigate small talk then it is to distance a Ph.D. thesis.