i think the best thing to do is act unphased by an awkward silence and let it pass.
(it normally works for me, and now i don't really care, i guess they're 50% less awkward now)
i think its important to understand that you dont ALWAYS have to be yapping about pointless things with people. the people im closest with are the ones who i can comfortably share a silence with. not all silences are awkward. something doesnt always have to be said.
"In the discourse of revolution, there are multiple forms of action presented by which the society can overcome its present limitations so as to secure the next stage of liberation, this action is generally referred to as Praxis. So in your opinion, what [method of] Praxis is to you the most well suited to secure revolution and the democratic ownership of the means of all production and the abolition of private property as defined as such; or all of it?"