The Longest Now


Conversation bifurcation
Sunday May 11th 2003, 7:41 pm
Filed under: indescribable

…on my way home, I thought of how often conversations run the same way — people pairing off with others who feel strongly [whether in agreement or not] about their favorite topics, leaving the rest to their own tracks. 



How can any coordinated progress be made this way?  Yet we work this way all the time.  Now to find the exceptions where everyone pushes forward together, and the extremes where progress in each direction is constantly being torn down by progress in others…


And, noting how much the evening was directed by flamboyance, though people laughed at and not with its purveyor, I remembered not to underestimate the power of the peacock.


“peacock power 2”


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