Thursday, August 23, 2012
A TALE OF TWO MEETINGS--- PARTY AND PURPOSE
The contrast of these two meetings in two days with our friends---set me thinking.
This meeting was about fun. A party with crab legs, lobster tails and all the fixings. Also light,lively
conversation with lots of laughter.
Next day, this group (plus me) gathered to exchange ideas--to enrich ourselves. We had focused conversation where everyone participated. I think we all went away feeling enlarged.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: Conversations are of 4 kinds:
1. Ritual---(hello how are you etc)
2. Pastime-----cars, sports, gossip,trivia.
3. Work talk
4. Intimate talk----what you really feel---want---think--have done.
I think that intimate talk is the only kind that can stimulate personal growth---the elevation of our being. I think we all want more than fun---even more than happiness. We want the satisfaction that comes from personal growth and making a contribution.