When Jay and I met, one of our first conversations was about how much I liked a good discussion. A conversation that you could really get passionate about. I wanted to talk about how the world worked, and politics and why we should save old growth forests. I wanted to learn from every conversation.
Over the years, I feel like life has taken away from these sorts of conversations. Now we debate more about what we should do around the garden or what should go in our next meal plan.
Each night at dinner we have been asking a question, answering on reflex, then analyse why we answered that way, exploring what has informed our opinions, then reread and analyse the question.
Some of the questions we’ve had so far are:
- Do you respect people with views that radically oppose your own?
- Would you rather be feared or appreciated?
- Are you more motivated by money or praise/recognition?
It’s really interesting to have these conversations over dinner, and we always create a thoughtful ‘would you rather’ for Elliot.
What do you think? Is this something you’d be interested in?