Conversations June 16, 2011Posted by mariemanthey in Conversations.
Conversations vs. discussions is an intriguing differentiation. A discussion is often as exposition of pros and cons around an idea, or an opinion, whereas conversations are an exchange of points of view between people. I think one of the reasons I like conversations so much is that I am sick and tired of people trying to persuade me to believe one thing or another. Politicians head the list and I have recently joined the No Labels initiative to support the simple idea that we need to stop labeling each other and start honest conversations about issues.
Another thing I’m sick and tired of is TV news programs. The same fact can be totally distorted by the different biases of the station. I am just as tired of CNN as I am of Fox and MSNBC.
And finally! I shop at Costco because they don’t try to persuade me by signs/displays/sale notices, etc. to but something. They just put it out there for me to decide. I shut off commercials. I’m sick and tired of people telling me how I should think or what I should buy.
I love conversations on important topics by people who care about them. It is healing!!