Have you ever thought to yourself,
If one more person asks me with a blank stare, ‘How about that weather, huh?,’ I am going to chop my head off.
A person asks,
How are you? (while looking down at their cell phone or staring at you with blind eyes)
And you answer, “Good,” because you know they don’t really want to know how you are anyway.
If you resonate with the above, you must feel the same pain of shallow, fake, superficial conversations that I feel.
Every time, I want to pull my hair out. In fact, the idea for Naked Conversations is my own attempt at scratching my own itch and wanting to be a part of a deep conversation that MOVES me and makes 2017 my best year ever.
A few months back, I started asking myself why it annoyed me so much.
At first, answers wouldn’t come.
After much reflection and meditation, I realized something:
Human beings are social beings.
As social beings, we’re meant to connect, empathize, love, nurture, and suffer together.
The weather and superficial “how are you?’s” undermine our oneness as humans.
… and for me … that lack of connection simply made me feel worse about myself, kind of like I wanted to die.
For once, “How are you?” will not be an allowed question at Naked Conversations: When You’re Tired Talking About the Weather.
Naked, vulnerable, real, and deep.
It’s 2-4 people, hand-picked because of the courage they’ve shown in the face of vulnerability.
The rules are:
Possible framing questions include:
All in the context of Brene Brown’s arena:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” ~ Teddy Roosevelt
You will receive:
There will be a 20 person max to keep it intimate.
Cost is $20 (non-refundable) and will include water, tea, and snacks.