Periodically, I do a free speaking engagement. I am fortunate to be able to use the Alameda Chamber of Commerce office. I decide topics that may be of current interest to people in the community and I balance them between adult topics and family concerns.
I am intrigued how the attendees often are there because the topic is interesting, but not often correlate to their current life. Adults who have grown children will sometimes attend a topic relating to children. During the discussion, they recall their own parenting times or may talk about grandchildren.
I always encourage discussion and questions as I speak, and I continue to find the participation intriguing and educational.
I favor interaction with people. We often do not do this anymore. As I have said before, we tend to communicate through messages, over the phone or on the computer. The opportunity to discuss and hear diversified opinions is a true learning gift.
I hope people continue to get together, talk, and listen.