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The dying art of conversation.

There is a lack of people willing to expand there way of thinking. And I'm not talking about a simple small talk conversation, but a conversation that allows people to debate a topic even if the problem is against the way they think. And what would be the benefit of having a said conversation.

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    Nov 29 2011: You may find it interesting to explore arts of conversation in other languages. It is recommendable to make new friends around the world for the pursuit.
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      Nov 30 2011: Jom, you make it sound easy to scale the language barrier. Do you have a secret as to how, for example, one can explore arts of conversation in the Philippines without first learning to speak Tagalog? Thank you for your suggestion.
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        Dec 1 2011: Since the topic and details of this debate appear to me that the writer is hopeless in communicating with people, I suggested that the writer should seek for new friends to explore positive attitudes in communication of his assumption. And since each language in this world has its specific grammar and various ways of expressions, it is interesting for the writer to explore new environment (aside from English language environment) to open mind for new possibilities. Thus, the pursuit of positive attitudes and new possibilities in communication may result from an easy activity such as making new friends from other parts of the world. The language barrier is a small matter, once people have foreign friends they learn many things from each other, and that makes it easier than it sounds. I have learnt Russian, French, Japanese and Chinese through this way. We are all friends.
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          Dec 1 2011: If you only spoke one language, Mr. Bunsiri, and it was not English, how would you and the writer enjoy a conversation if the writer spoke only English? How is that a small matter? To me it seems to be a formidable obstacle creating a difficult situation, not hopeless, but difficult. Are you suggesting that if the writer will pursue positive attitudes and new possibilities in communication he will thereby demolish the language barrier? You learned four distinctly different languages by pursuing positive attitudes and new possibilities? Did you also pursue lessons in those languages? Sorry for the plethora of questions.
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        Dec 2 2011: Thank you for your opinion. Sorry for my previous insufficient demonstrations. I understand that each person has certain level of understanding things, but it can be improved. I was born in Thailand and my mother language is Thai. Other languages come from efforts. Here, I demonstrate my ways of learning for the writer to consider. If I was wrong, I would not speak any other languages. It's best to try it out before stating any points. And I am sure that pursuing positive attitudes and new possibilities in communication are helpful for such a topic. I have friends, and they will to teach me language in exchange with Thai, it's win-win approach. Don't miss my points, new friends who have positive attitudes, and new possibilities in communication from new environment, will assist the writer to overcome "language barriers". Are friends not influencial in learning? Will you choose to make friend, and exchange opinions with positive people? Isn't better environment influencial in learning? Can influencial friends and environment help people to demolish the language barriers?

        Come to the point, the dying art of conversation. If there is the best explanation of the topic's assumption and perspective, would you mind sharing it to allow people to understand? The writer has his own assumptions and perspectives to create the topic. Is it good enough to deal with a problem with one limited assumption and perspective? Is the art of conversation dying? Thank you for your suggestion.
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          Dec 2 2011: Jom,
          On the topic of Mr. Volkov's debate I have nothing to add to what I offered in my comment dated Nov.20, 2011 (see below).

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