If you see the word “Conversation”, I take it that they seem to be a portmanteau of the word “Convert” and “Session”. It is a session in which one is converting another to be one that another wasn’t. When A is talking to B, A is converting B to be somebody else changed, either in Persuasive or Informative Conversation. This happens vice-versa cyclically until the Conversation ends.
Let’s just say that A is telling B a new fact called “C”. And B is telling A a new fact called “D”. After the conversation, A is no longer A but is already renewed A’, who already know about C. This also applies to B who now knows D, and likewise B is no longer B but now is B’.
This applies in any form of mutual relationship, most exemplary in a friendship. Bible affirms this as the passage in Proverbs 27:17:
As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. (NKJV)
Do you feel “sharpened” after a long conversation with your friend? That you came out as a better man? And you likewise “sharpen” your friend? Imagine having a group “sharpening” each of its member. The sharpening effect is in the Order of Magnitude!
I believe that is why we humans are all social animal. We’re healthy in unison with others. Only in a social environment can one truly hone his life to an ever-optimal form. And it is always fruitful to stay away from people who converts you to the worse.
Befriend everybody you can befriend with; but keep close the “Sharpeners”