In your daily interactions, how many of the words you speak are inviting conversation?
Monologue or Dialogue?
Do you tend to talk TO – AT – or WITH most other people?
Do you find yourself conversing differently with different people?
For those people you talk TO or AT, why not WITH?
Are some people not deserving of engaged interpersonal communication?
Are they “less” in some way?
Is the differentiation due to Status or perceived “worthiness” relative to knowledge or expertise of the topic of discussion?
Is it possible that ALL people have worthy insight in conversations in which they chose to participate . . . because they have enough passion for the topic to show up, be present, and claim their voice?
Sure! Some folks’ speech is less than eloquent with limited vocabulary and a seemingly clunky dialect.
How much richer might our human experiences be if we were to abstain from judgement of “presentation” based on first impression?
Give this a try . . . Invite more people every day to engage in conversation WITH them regarding any topic of interest.
Slow down and pay close attention.
Savor the unexpected wisdom that you have the great fortune and Honor to discover.