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Listening versus Tuning Out

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

We all get a little defensive when we feel we have been attacked
and if someone attacks you enough times...
you become suspect of Everything they say...even if it's something nice.

Someone used to do that to me all the time.
One day, I got a phone call and got tired of listening...
I pulled the receiver away from my ear...
far enough to hear noise, but close enough to say 'uh huh' every so often.
Best conversation we ever had.

As I got older and wiser...I've learned to consider the source.
If the source is consistently toxic....I totally tune out.
Sometimes dialogue starts with misunderstanding and miscommunication.
It may take a few tries until either side starts listening...
and then sometimes some meaningful exchange of ideas does happen...
and viola .... ya learn something.

Having an open mind isn't always easy...a lot of times it takes hard work.
And then ... the conversation takes on a whole new meaning.

just sayin..... emoticon

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