When was the last time you had a sustained dialog with someone? How often do you talk deeply about topics close to your heart? Are you starved for real conversation—not social chitchat about media, not sharing of personal problems and not scheduling the next meeting? A real conversation is a sustained discussion with the intention to delve deep, to discover something new and be inspired.
I was in a restaurant recently and over half the couples were too engrossed in their cellphones to talk to each other. I overheard the people at the next table discussing politics, so my wife and I introduced ourselves and joined in. It made for a lively evening, a give and take of facts and opinions. We did not completely agree, but we did connect and converse! [Read more…] about The Magic of Conversation