- 28 December 2013
Personally I consider myself a simple man. One of the smartest chaps I know resembles a walking encyclopedia (he is getting on in years unfortunately) When I am fortunate enough to chew a bit of fat with him, I mainly listen as you suggest @Skate
To his absolute credit, he is extremely humble in his knowledge and constantly reminds me "he knows nothing" … he simply repeats what he has read/learned/digested etc etc as part of his life experience. I guess true knowledge is accepting we know very little in reality and therefore become open to greater possibilities.
@barney as usual, you nailed it. Unfortunately your friend is in the minority. I find it difficult to have a stimulating conversation with most. People find it pleasurable chatting about nothing, they simple put all their energy into being polite. You are very fortunate to know of such an person you find interesting to talk & listen too. Stimulating conversation is my true definition of a real conversation.