What I want to talk about in this blog post is the art of conversation.
Why aren’t we having enough conversation? Why are digital communications replacing our man-kind communications? Why are we sometimes ‘in a bubble’?
What is a conversation?
According to Oxford Dictionary:
“A [conversation], especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged.”
Conversations don’t always happen. We sometimes don’t express our true thoughts. Conversations don’t always happen with people.
I had this thought about the art of conversation a while back. I had a flashback to childhood and starting secondary school and how the playgrounds were loud; the conversations were so much more light. Fast forward, 10 years later, we now live in a different age. And of course we’ve grown older, and changed physically and emotionally. Which brings to my first point – life.
and technological advances affect our communication so greatly?
For me, a conversation flows better when we find a sense of commonality and peace. Peace in a sense that we have to believe that no-one is out to get you and commonality by which we all share mutual traits such as, clothing, habits, trends, and intellect even. But once again, I ask why do we still treat each other like there’s no common ground or even peace.
I recently have recovered from a major mental dip in my well-being and I think some of this stems from acceptance. Not just from others but from a self-fulfilling perspective. What if the air we breathed smelt the same? What if the sky we saw was always blue? What if the rain was always there?