I know people who talk a lot but never say anything.
I love conversation, but I get bored quickly with small talk. I’d much rather have an engaging conversation. A conversation that opens my eyes to something I’d never considered before. A conversation that builds a connection with the other person. An inspiring conversation. Or a respectful conversation with someone I disagree with, so that I can challenge their thinking and they can challenge mine.
Conversations are doorways to new thoughts, new decisions & new actions.
Carl Sagan said “We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.”
Conversations are the mixing bowls that great ideas emerge from.
How meaningful will your questions be? What new ideas will you explore? What inspiring conversations will you have?
Visit the Awkward Silence shop to kickstart your meaningful conversations.
If you aren’t listening, the conversation doesn’t evolve. It’s just two people saying things they each already know at each other.
Some things are good for us to hear, even if they are things we already know.
Martin Pistorius was diagnosed as being brain dead. Yet he was conscious, alert, and could see & hear everything that was happening around him. No one realised for 11 years.