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My musings on the lost art of conversation…
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What pains me most is how humans seem to have lost the art of arguing – I feel like we no longer can clash opinions without taking knives out.
@aleksander Very true. Conflict resolution is also a lost art…
Hmmmm maybe that’s a new blog topic
I couldn’t agree more. I’ve noticed that most conflict stems from the inability and sometimes the sheer unwillingness to understand another person’s perspective and experiences (is this what defines empathy?)
People seem to be too eager to get their own point across, often not being able to just listen and hear, what the other person is saying.
There was a quote by Carl Jung that relates to this, which by modern standards can be translated as “Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”
I firmly believe that a good conversation can be established, when both sides are willing to put effort into understanding the other side. This establishes constructive dialogue, even if our points of view are different.