We and They
We: We don’t understand the question.
They: We meant no ill with such a question.
We: We thank you for this clarification and assure you that we take no offense. But it is not the intent, but the question alone, that we are confused by.
They: We thought it was straightforward. “Why do you write?” Did we ask incorrectly?
We: No, your words are correct; it is the concept you ask of that brings such bemusement. Why do we write? Perhaps out of sport, perhaps out of drive. Perhaps to entertain ourselves, perhaps to entertain you. Perhaps out of instinct, perhaps out if interest. Perhaps we are tired of living in our heads. We write because we’re writers.
They: But why are you writers?
We: Because we write.
They: Ah, you are playing mind games. You think us fools!
We: Why do you ask questions?
They: Because we want answers.
We: And you have found one.
You and I
You: Poetry is a lesser art form.
I: Is it?
You: Every fool with a pen thinks that pen creates beautiful art.
I: It is certainly capable of such a thing.
You: Yet that same pen can produce such rubbish, garbage to be tossed aside.
I: Indeed. A pen is a pen. It exists to create.
You: The pursuit of rubbish is the destiny of the poet.
I: Indeed. Moreover, speaking is a lesser action.
You: Why is that?
I: Because every fool with a mouth can speak. And those mouths can speak wonderful words. They are all certainly capable of such a thing. Yet that same mouth can be used to say things that are completely and utterly stupid.
1: They who fade are less likely to experience push back.
2: This is likely to be true.
1: This is, in fact, correct. Swimming against the tide may lead one to drown.
2: But what of the other obstacles one might face? Swimming with the tide isn't beneficial if the tide itself is heading towards danger. And what of the obstacles one faces as they swim?
1: Indeed, what of them? Yes, there are such occasions where swimming with the tide may be more dangerous, yet under most circumstances, it is the safer solution.
2: Perhaps, then, we should change this tide of which you speak.
1: This is tremendously difficult, and would take much time and struggle. And while we figure out how to do this, the risks are tremendous.
2: Perhaps, and it is reasonable for those who choose your solution to do so, but those who choose my solution may find themselves preventing more drownings in the future.
1: This is possible, though unsafe.
2: Few improvements are ever made with this brand of safety.
1: Perhaps there is a better solution than either of those previously discussed.
2: What’s that?
1: We can turn off the wave pool.
2: That could work.