Date: Friday, November 20th 2015
Participants (from 14 countries):
Iran: Noorola | USA: Rick | India: Ranjith, Naresh, Reneesh | Morocco: Imad | Russia: Markov | Malaysia: Faten | Sudan: Seif | Romania: Flory | Japan: Masato | Tunisia: Marwa | Philippines: Lala | Argentina: Johny | France: Djamila | Cocos Islands: Peter
Panel PRO: Noorola, Faten,
Panel CON: Imad, Ranjith, Seif, Marwa
Audience: Masato, Markov, Flory, Naresh, Lala, Johny, Reneesh, Djamila, Peter, Taregh
- Having common interest provides the opportunity of spending more enjoyable time together.
- Couples may become more easily bored when they have fewer common interests.
- Spending time with a person becomes more interesting when there are common interests. People can have more things to talk about or to share with one another.
- The more you share with your partner, the more you can understand him or her.
- In order to avoid possible conflict of interests and having arguments, it’s important to have some common interest.
- Common interests bring people closer and it can even make people fall in love with each other.
- Interests often changes over time. Having a quality relationship requires something of a more lasting nature. This is where shared values come into play.
- What brings people closer together, whether in a professional or personal relationship, are the values they share in common.
- All people have quite different interests. Finding someone who shares our interests may be a difficult task. However, finding people who have similar values is easier and consequently, we can enjoy the company of more people and help each other regardless of our personal interest.
- If people do not have common values, it will not matter how many interests they share because interests come and go, whereas values stay forever.
- Basing a relationship on common values results in a stronger and more lasting relationship.
- Flory remained in team C.
- Johny remained in team C.
It was a tie. What we concluded from this discussion is that both elements are equally important when it comes to having a successful relationship of any kind.
Thanks everyone for participating. There was a bonus chat and the topic was “Which do you prefer: Fame, Fortune or Beauty?”. To listen to this debate, click on the links below:
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