Why Conversations Are Like a Game of Cards

Conversation is a meeting of minds with different memories and habits.

When minds meet, they don’t just exchange facts: they transform them, reshape them, draw different implications from them, and engage in new trains of thought.

Conversation doesn’t just reshuffle the cards: it creates new cards.
Theodore Zeldin

Conversation is like a game of cards.

You might not follow the same old rules every time.

You might come up with new ways to play or new ideas to make the game even more fun.

In the same way, when two people have a conversation, they don’t just repeat what they already know. They also come up with new ideas and insights by sharing their own unique experiences and perspectives.

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