THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

Only when people learn to converse will they begin to be equal.Theodore Zeldin

There was an era when humanity had more time on hand, when people crossed continents by steamers and when conversations among passengers abounded and often produced life-long friendships. Contrast this with contemporary times where technology and convenience ruthlessly prevail and where air passengers maintain stoic silence while travelling. Ask yourself: when was the last time you engaged in a conversation with the person sitting beside you in an aircraft? In turn, you may ask what the relevance of conversation is...