On dialogue

‘Dia’ + ‘logos’ = ‘meaning flowing through’

“From time to time, (the) tribe (gathered) in a circle. They just talked and talked and talked, apparently to no end purpose. They made no decisions. There was no leader. And everybody could participate. There may have been wise men or wise women who were listened to a bit more – the older ones – but everybody could talk. The meeting went on, until it finally seemed to stop for no reason at all and the group dispersed. Yet after that, everybody seemed to know what to do, because they understood each other so well. Then they could get together in smaller groups and do something or decide things.”

David Bohm, ‘On Dialogue’






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