Inspired by our work at the Systems Thinking conference in Seattle earlier this month, popular blogger Dave Pollard posted a thoughtful piece on Love, Conversation and Community in his How to Save the World blog this week. In it, he talks about feminine and masculine world views and corresponding models of conversation:
"When there is love, conversation has purpose, context, engagement, trust (while, without love, conversation is sterile and selfish). The best conversations are in fact a form of play … a form of ‘making love’ — empathetic, collaborative, even erotic. One could even argue that sex is a form of wordless conversation.
The best conversations are also polyamorous (all participants love and trust each other) — this provides safety from hurt and cruelty, and this safety encourages openness, honesty, courage, and true innovation."
Click here to read his whole article.