Lecture, discussion or argument?

If one person is high jacking the conversation by refusing to stop talking, you’re having a lecture not a discussion.

If someone must lose in order for you to win, you’re having an argument.

Discussions fall right in the middle of these two engagements.

The best discussions, however, end with the chance of someone changing their mind.

Something to think about: Has anyone ever changed their mind after an argument or a lecture?

To avoid an argument or a lecture, maybe we should be clear what kind of dialogue we are about to have:

If no one is willing to move then there is no way we are going to have a discussion right now.