The average person receives very little high-quality listening from other people, probably less than five or ten minutes a week.
–William Miller and Kathleen Jackson
Listening is high art.
Sure, all of us are compulsive hearers – what with all of the televisions, talking heads, and fancy record players – but few of us listen and few are ever really listened to. Apparently we’re losing the skills, or maybe the attention span, required by this cognitively demanding process. So if you care about others, or at least want to resemble a decent human being, learn how to listen.
Here are some practical steps to get you there: Read more “The Art of Listening and Giving Damns”