Take a Seat – Make a Friend?
Our good friend and fellow financial planner, Guy Cumbie, has incorporated into his email signature a quote from poet David Whyte:
“The conversation is not about the relationship. The conversation is the relationship.”
Whyte is notable for his 1994 book, The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, which became a national bestseller in the U.S. We share our friend Guy’s commitment to the idea that conversation, true dialogue, is at the heart of every quality relationship. At Yeske Buie, we believe we do our best work when we know our clients well and that’s a thing that only arises from quality conversations. The folks at Soul Pancake have conducted another interesting experiment illustrating how powerful a seemingly random encounter can be if the participants are given a chance to slow down and really connect.
Put two strangers in a ball pit and have them talk to each other. What can happen? Soul Pancake sought the answer to this question by setting up a makeshift ball pit on the street. See what comes of it…