Cat Zeng

Linear Conversations are Better

In conversations, it’s important to acknowledge what the other person is saying. People want to feel like what they matter

It’s more efficient to have conversations in a linear way. If Bob says Y, Sue should awknowledge Y and then add what she wants, call it Z. But if Sue says ZY instead of YZ, Bob will be wondering while Sue explains Z how Z is related to what Bob said.


A conversation is collaborative storytelling and a nonlinear story is hard to follow.