Tuesday, March 21, 2023

A Conversation Is Not a Tweet

A Tweet does not probe. It rarely provides anything close to detailed analysis. It does not examine what can go wrong or the downsides of the author's proposal.

Tweeting is not heavy lifting. It is far too convenient and fast.

In short, Tweets do not resemble a good conversation where minds meet and, while not always agreeing, people can at least explore each other's reasoning and notice points of hesitation.

Our society needs more conversations and more people who know how to conduct them.

Elementary and high schools should teach converational skills. What used to be picked up as a matter of course is being lost to the mania for screens.

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