Answer: This depends upon with what we want to approach people. As a rule, people normally converge on some kind of factor or personal characteristic, for example, bicyclists, ice skaters, those who love to dance, and so forth. This , of course, is no longer a “roundtable.”
The characteristic of a roundtable is that during the course of a discussion about all kinds of subjects (let’s say, the education of children, cooperation among married couples, interaction in society), common knowledge is created between people, a shared global view about the world, about life. There may be people who work in the same company and want to find a common language, which is difficult to do these days. In other words, an integral connection is created when people approach each other on the basis of a worldview and not according to areas of interest or hobbies.
From Kab TV’s “Through Time” 9/15/13