CONVERSATE: Quote and Photo 3-Day Challenge

Hello Readers 

Happy Sunday. 

Today is day ONE of a Three-Day Challenge. 

Thanks to Hip to be Snark (here) for inviting me to join.  The invitation comes at the perfect time.

However, I also decided to change it up a bit – because I already did a 3-Day Quote Challenge with Karen @ “My Train of Thoughts” and so I need a fresh take and will combine quotes with images. 

Day 1 QUOTE: Mortimer J. Adler

“Human beings – creatures of passion as well as intellect, with minds that are often clouded by their feelings, and with all other limitations to which their fallible minds are subject – must be satisfied with some measure of approximation to the ideal and not inordinately seek its complete realization, at least at not any given time or place.”

DAY 1 IMAGES:

These next two images remind me of what a good conversation feels like.

I call them Conversate 1 and Conversate 2.

Conversate 1: 

The lights and upward lift is what it feels like inside when you chat with people and the chemistry is good, topics flow, and thoughts and words are in sync:

Good conversating feels like this….  Do you agree?

 

Conversate 2: 

The lines and interconnected vibe feel like thought trails and ideas – layered and reaching – separate yet connected 

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Today I invite the following bloggers to join the challenge (anytime this year):

Trent (Author, photographer, east coast dude)

Susan A Eames (Scribbler, scuba diver and unrepentant vagabond)

Sorryless (team writers with wit, wisdom, and depth)

Quote and Photo (3-Day Challenge) Rules:

• Post a quote and photo for three days (or if it fits your blog rhythm, do three quotes and three photos in a single post)

• Invite new bloggers to join in (optional) and use the tag: #Quote and Photo 3-Day Challenge

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Here is a little more of what Adler said in his book, “How to Speak, How to Listen”:

Adler on The Meeting of the Minds

We should not be satisfied with too little, because human beings, insofar as they are rational, should strive to attain the desired goal. They should not, through sloth or immoderate skepticism about objective truth and its pursuit, be tempted to avoid the difficulties involved in following the rules or recommendations for making conversation as good as it can be.

At the same time, we should not expect too much. Human beings – creatures of passion as well as intellect, with minds that are often clouded by their feelings, and with all other limitations to which their fallible minds are subject – must be satisfied with some measure of approximation to the ideal and not inordinately seek its complete realization, at least at not any given time or place.

We can never completely master our emotions and should not expect to, even when managing them properly is highly desirable. We can never completely get out of ourselves and into the other’s person’s shoes and see things as he or she sees them. Partisanship and partiality can never be completely replaced by the impartial attitude that enables one to take the other person’s position in the same way that he or she holds it.

Finally, let me say that good conversation calls for an exercise of moral virtue. It requires the fortitude needed to take the pains necessary to make it good. It requires the temperance needed for a moderation of one’s passions. Above all, it requires the justice needed to give the other person his due.

Adler, 1983, pp. 165-166.

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15 thoughts on “CONVERSATE: Quote and Photo 3-Day Challenge

  1. Thank you for the quote, Yvette. Having had a good conversation is like being fed with a gourmet, delicious, and enjoyable dinner, go away feeling full.

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    1. I agree – full and satisfied – not overfull and still hungry – the kind of full that has had good fats and a little protein and all was balanced – ha!
      thanks for the nice comment
      🙂

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      1. You’re welcome. I got that feeling when I have a good conversation with my daughter. It’s hard to describe fully with the limit of human language. 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for the mention! This is a fascinating challenge!

    Who knew so much went into a good conversation? Fortitude, temperance and justice . . . hmm. It actually does make sense though.

    Peace and lights .

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    1. well I think you knew (and know) the good convo ingredients – 🙂 – he just pointed out some more…
      and hope you have a great start to your week

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  3. Love the last bit, the Adler bit. Old Morty, so wise.
    I really like the pictures you chose this week and the theme that carried them to us. Another well done blend 🙂

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    1. thanks so much for taking the time to read and LOVE how you said “old morty”
      because I was recently talking with someone who said how “white” Mortimer felt – I knew what they meant – and it is not a name we hear often and it made me think of the guy from the movie Trading Spaces….

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