Daily Prompt – Counting Voices

A lively group discussion, an intimate tête-à-tête, an inner monologue — in your view, when it comes to a good conversation, what’s the ideal number of people?

I’ve somehow become socially retarded, and weird, and don’t really function too well in social settings, so the concept of being involved in a conversation just makes me feel uncomfortable.

Most of the time when I’m involved in a group discussion, I tend to just sit in the background listening to what other people have to say…

…although sometimes if people just sound too stupid, or what their saying is wrong, then I’ll pipe up. I think I just have an issue with being put on the spot and expected to say something quite intelligent – and my brain just doesn’t work like that.

In terms of a conversation, if it’s just a general conversation, it’s always good to hear a couple of different points of view, or hear what other people have to say, so I’d say probably four or five is generally a good number – that way it gives you five different opinions on a topic – and if there’s ever a need to vote on something, there’s always an odd number, so there can never be a tie.

 

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