You never know when a simple talk will alter your life.
Americans really ought to talk more. And the opportunities for good conversations are plentiful. It just takes looking up from that screen or book. Being present to a child or loved one. Listening and being honest about yourself and who you can be.
Divisive rhetoric and hateful speech seem to have permeated all corners of modern life, and so the editors asked five writers to hare their stories of conversations that made—and still make—an enormous difference in their lives. A simple exchange of kinds words with a stranger, an impromptu conversation about God and heaven, even a stern talking to, became powerful memories that changed how these writers experience the world.