Why it is Important to Build Common Language First

Welcome to Elements of Community!

I am your host, Lucas Root, and in this episode, I am going to talk about one of the five elements of community which is the common language.

Here’s just a taste of our talking points this week:

Common Language

The common language is not just the base language we use to be able to enter into a conversation. It is the thing that makes it work. It is the thing that makes the conversation be communication. It is the thing that makes it possible for us to collaborate on the ideas we’re sharing and getting into.

If it’s not collaboration, then I’m just talking to a wall. If you’re not on the other end of this microphone, then I’m not collaborating with anyone. Every single time you enter into any conversation, if you’re not looking for collaboration, you’re just talking to yourself.

All Conversations are Collaborations

I’m bringing these ideas up so you can really center on the notion that all conversations are a collaboration. They’re an opportunity to work together and the successful conversations that opportunity has taken and run with. That’s part of the reason why common language is so valuable.

It’s not just about speaking English as I just centered on your brain. There are lots of scenarios where speaking English does not make a conversation. The lack of collaboration results in no conversation, it results in no exchange of ideas, and it results in no growth.

Other subjects we covered on the show:

  • The exact feeling of when you have a true common language.
  • What makes common language beautiful?
  • An amazing coffee date with a friend.
  • The reason why common language is so powerful and important.

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