Dialogue vs. Monologue

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If you try to trap someone with a question to prove a pre-judged bias, you’re having a monologue, not a dialogue.

If you drop a word-bomb of selective stats and facts and accusations disguised as satirical sass, it’s a monologue, not a dialogue.

If you preach to the choir to win internet-points and high-five your platform, it’s a monologue.

If you resort to name-calling, it’s a monologue.

If you set up a double-binding lose-lose situation with your mind already made up no matter the response, you don’t even care about dialogue.

If you’re not open to the possibility of being wrong, the worst part is that no one will hear you when you’re right. The good monologues go to waste.

If we listen: we’ll make it.

— J.S.

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