Deep conversations: More, please!
I like several types of conversations, but especially enjoy connecting with people through deep conversations. What enables us to converse at a deep level? For me, it helps if everyone has a chance to fully participate. I relish those interactions when people listen well (akin to active listening), and are curious and ask open-ended questions that help us get to know our topic and each other better. Deep conversations happen when we share and listen to understand and know each other, even when it might be more comfortable to stay on the surface. Here's an excellent (and short) article listing other things that enable us to have deep conversations.
Deep conversations seem easiest one-on-one, but if everyone is agreeable, they can happen in a group, too, and perhaps go even deeper since there may be more knowledge and experience present.
Topics I like talking about include:
how to improve ourselves (especially interpersonal relationship skills)
our purpose in life
what's old (that thing we talked about last time that's ongoing)
obviously any topic on this site
anything which interests you!
If some of these interest you, contact me; let's meetup and chat!