The Daily Post is wanting to know today how many “voices” you think make up a good discussion group. I’d say somewhere around seven…
There are seven of us “homies” who have hung together through all the child-rearing years and now we’re approaching the retirement years. We’ve lost babies, gained grandbabies, lost husbands and remarried, battled illness and death, but through it all we’ve managed to sneak away now and then and have a “girls’ weekend.” There’s nothing like a pajama party with a few bottles of wine or Long Island Ice Tea and munchies at a condo in beautiful Park City, Utah to get us yapping!
Used to be Oprah would have a special question in her magazine every month for gals to discuss with their girlfriends and we’d drag that along to lunches to debate. But more often than not, conversation is just spontaneous (depending on how many bottles accompanied the discussion 😀 ). We’d tackle earth shattering questions like, if money were no object and you could go anywhere you want for a month’s vacation, where would you go? Who would you take with you? (That one sometimes didn’t involve husbands!) Who is your current “crush”? Natural or Spanx? You know what I mean, all those horrible “first world problems.” But there have been lots of serious discussions, too.
But whatever we were yapping about, seven pretty much seemed to be the perfect number. It allowed for times for some to be quiet while others kept the conversation going. That may seem like a very random figure, but it’s just always felt right for us. ❤
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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?
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