Proposed Colloquium on Driving
Original post made by Jeff Bedolla on Aug 4, 2006
All who care about driving and traffic conditions are invited to explore how passion driven talk can evolve into mature deliberation. There have been several topics that have generated significant dialogue traffic. Why not review what's already there to get the ball rolling?
I know it sounds like I'm setting myself up as the expert here. I can't help it. I may be the only one who really knows how to drive. I can say that because I drive the way I know I should. Is there anyone else out there who'll say that? That's a good place to begin, because if we can agree that we should drive the way we know is right, we can then go about figuring out how to do it!
One possible comment to that could be, "Who's to say what is right, anyway?" Did someone think of that?
Some of the topic development sequences in Town Square Forum remind me of choosing who bats first in a pick-up softball game--where a bat is thrown, someone grabs it in the air, and then hands alternate until one covers the nub of the bat. Palo Alto can be a pioneer in taking free speech beyond juvenile opinionation into constructive social dialogue.
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