No, seriously, listen.
When I say that a conversation involves people listening to each other speak, you would say, “Duh, of course.” But how often are you in a conversation when you realize that the other person is talking at you, not with you? Or vice-versa? We’re all guilty of this. It reminds me of a scene from Fight Club, when two characters meet at a cancer support group. They joined because they’re just lonely, and not really sick;