Intellectual Self Defence

Brains are delicate things…

Dialogue versus Discussion

In Greek, the word dialogue means a “talking through.” The Greeks believed that the key to establishing dialogue is to exchange ideas without trying to change the other person’s mind. This is not the same as discussion, which from its Latin root means to “dash to pieces.” The basic rules of dialogue for the Greeks were: “Don’t argue,” “Don’t interrupt,” and “Listen carefully.”

Awakening Our Collaborative Spirit
By Michael Michalko on Feb 12, 2013 09:34 pm
on the website Cruxcatalyst: The Heart of Change

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