What about this:
I propose that conversation is “A” learning process by which we
convert our own concepts, through other people’s
feedback, into FUTURE agreements. (and vice versa)
That the feedback we receive today may take up to 5, 10 or even 20 years to convert,
so the learning process might not be so obvious to some. Or for some, they refuse to
convert the feedback and fail to learn. In this case, where no conversion occurs, I would
be willing to say that no actual “conversation” or conversion took place. I am not sure what one would call such a transaction without any conversation? “Sad’ possibly.
“A” learning process, because there are many other types, ie reading, trial and error
pattern recognition and general experiments.
I have come to this conclusion by recognising the pattern that occurs after conversations.
ie I get new and improved ideas, and by some experiments and trial and error.