communication and dialogue

12 June 2009 | by | In process

“… Communication and dialogue have taken on a new specific weight and urgency in modern times, because subjectivity and inwardness have become at once richer and more intensely developed, and more lonely and entrapped, than they ever were before. In such a context, communication and dialogue become both a desperate need and a primary source of delight. In a world where meanings melt into air, these experiences are among the few solid sources of meaning we can count on. One of the things that can make modern life worth living is the enhanced opportunities it offers us — and sometimes even forces on us — to talk together, to reach and understand each other. We need to make the most of these possibilities; they should shape the way we organize our cities and our lives.”
All that is Solid Melts into Air by Marshall Berman.

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