The amazing power of discussion

Sometimes we need to put our ideas into words just to understand them ourselves. This is because the limitations in our language to describe ideas force us to make them more structured and less fuzzy around the edges. We don’t always do this however, which is a bit sad since we only communicate a fraction of our ideas.

I think about this often when I’m talking with friends. Because it is only when I’m talking to another person that I really flesh out ideas enough to make them understandable and usable.

Last night I had a great conversation with an old friend and I am pleased to share with you a few of the ideas we discussed here. I’ll post them later tonight or tomorrow but I will say that we solved fear of death, the reason for religion and why the last Harry Potter book was a bit of a anti climax.