Too often, we get so busy voicing our views, our answer, our opinion about everything – or about anything, our voice fills the room while others sit silently. Or they leave the room.
Everyone has two ears, including those of us who speak or write a lot; we need to sit down, be quiet, and listen. We need to listen more carefully, more deliberately, and more intentionally, and to do it more often.
We can be speakers, or we can be the audience, but we can’t be very useful at either if we cannot separate the two – and demonstrate with our actions and response that we heard, understood, and retained what was said.
Let me hear you out.
P.S.: today is Piñata day, husband appreciation days, world heritage day, lineman appreciation day, auctioneers day and pet owners independence day – and Columnists Day – yay!
Good comments Mark. If you are like me, I find myself with things to do, but lacking motivation to get started. Was going to read a book this week, started; clean up my bike, not even started, sign a stack of letters, some done but not all. We had a speaker this year who said that we are living in LUMU........”Living Under Maximum Uncertainty” and that results in a challenge to motivation. While I realize that no one really knows when this will end, I do wish that our leaders would say “When this is over, here is our plan.” Take care and stay healthy, GB, Calgary, AB … p.s. my note to you did inspire me so I am getting on with a couple of my stalled projects today!!
Whoa. I guess the possibility of pending death, for whatever reason, does tend to make people a little philosophical. Been there, done that, several times over the years for various reason. The bottom line is, nobody cares so why waste time even addressing any particular issues. Shit happens and nature eventually causes it to be disposed of. I suspect politicians and socialists will disappear first, BD, ?