Which one do you prefer? Dialogue or monologue?
June 10, 2018 4:53pm CST
Amongst categories humans can be part of, we have dialogists and monologists. Don't we? Dialogists are the impulsive kind who like to engage in that weird activity called "conversation". Their quality is that they can think and reply fast, their weakness is that they're prone to boredom. Poor things. Monologists are the beautiful kind that love to listen and collect the most details from a well-explained thought. They're often able to express their thought in a way that keeps the listeners both curious and entertained. How magnificent. The few questions left to be asked are usually very valuable and meaningful. I'm biased. Just a little. But... aren't we all? Photo taken from Pixabay.
15 people like this
• Gainesville, Florida
@sabtraversa I was thinking the very same thing....that I would sit back and enjoy drinks while you talked! You're not shy, are you? I'm curious why you would need a bunch of drinks to get you to open up and talk to me!
@sabtraversa It is actually. I once did a play written by Jeff Goode called The Eight Reindeer Monologues. It is a dark comedy about Santa Claus being on trial for raping vixen. (And molesting Rhudolf) I played Blitzen. Under our director's instruction I was to deliver my monologue as Vixen's Attorney! Let me say I had the audience believing that Santa Claus is a pervert and worthy of a life sentence!
Unfortunately I have known Monologists who open their mouth as soon as they see someone in front of them. They never take the time to think before speaking and they do not care if "the one" in front of them try to say something, even something very simple like "sorry, I am in a hurry, I need to go"... just to escape from the said monologist.
@allknowing In Italian we have the proverb "silence means approval". A monologue is like reading an article, a monologue can lead to some sort of conversation if the comment section is available, actually. But yes, the ugly and the beautiful are everywhere, in all categories.