“The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore, they don’t sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theater, the cinema, watch television, listen to the radio, read books, but they almost never talk. If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories.” – Paulo Coelho
Absolutely agree. This is something I’ve noticed lately – the lack of face time, the lack of confrontation, the lack of conversation. I admit I was easily caught in the rut of this anti-social age, but now that I’ve realised it, I really want to get out of it. While there’s nothing really wrong with going out to watch a movie or catching up with friends over whatsapp, I make it a point to always have face-time with those around me as nothing beats those real time conversations. In the 21st Century this idea of face time has been reduced to an Apple app and it kinda sucks. It’s dissatisfactory, well it is to me anyway. And I’m glad I’ve got people in my life who feel that way. We always make it a point to go out for just coffee, somewhere tucked in the neighbourhood and indulge in a deep hearted conversation about anything from love to politics. And I cherish these conversations because they’re progressive, reflective, inspiring. Those are the little things that keep me alive, that give me something to look forward to. Conversations matter and it’s time we re-indulge in them more often.