How can you apply the two aspects of dialogue in future conversations with people you often disagree with?
“I have found it of enormous value when I can permit myself to understand the other person.” - Carl Rogers, American psychologist
"When learning about life and people, make no more assumptions than are absolutely necessary. Ask and observe." - William of Occam, British philosopher
“Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.” - Mark Twain, American novelist
"We are complacently caught in our particular view of the world, which compels us to feel and act as if we knew everything about the world." - Carlos Castaneda, American authorGet additional insights about dialogue by reading these excellent posts from Denny Coates:
Dialogue - Have You Mastered This People Skills?
Refine Your Dialogue Skills - Some Tips and an Illustration