The Difference between a Dialogue and a Discussion.

According to David Bohm (known for his work regarding quantum physics) "A key difference between a dialogue [sharing opinions, one's feelings and thought of the 'moment'] and an ordinary discussion [presenting and defending established positions] is that, within the latter [in a discussion] people usually hold relatively fixed positions and argue in favour of their views as they try to convince others to change [to come to their position]." "A dialogue is essentially a conversation between equals [there is no father's/Father's authority in dialogue]."   (Bohm and Peat, Science, Order, and Creativity)