Developing and nurturing dialogue has to start with communication and connecting. And that requires curiosity, empathy, finding core values, consistency and practice – lots of practice.
I think Alexander Graham Bell started us down this long, dark road of lousy communication. We have to blame somebody and he seems an easy choice. We connect (or don’t, actually) with each other in the most impersonal and superficial ways and that’s having a profound effect on how society functions.