If you’re the average person on an average day, you’ve had 27 conversations of around ten minutes each. That’s 189 a week, 9,828 conversations a year. If that number seems small to you, as it did to me, you’re most likely in the service industry. My day consists almost entirely of conversation, it’s the ‘work’ I do - I perform through talk. Yet still, I sometimes forget the power and the importance of the conversational act. I jump into dialogue automatically, with little thought of the reality my words are creating as I converse. This is particularly so with daily routines and relationships. Our conversations are comfortable and familiar, like “my side” of the bed. But the flip side to this, of course, is the lack of movement. There’s not much forward momentum while you’re sinking into well-worn indentations.
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