Don't Just Hear. Listen.
--by irongrace, posted May 23, 2008
Lately I've been trying to listen more. What does this mean? Well, instead of just hearing the conversation I actually take in every word of it no matter if the subject is interesting to me or not.
I had a conversation with my uncle, who is a bit eccentric and has "different" views on things. But i heard every word he said. Through our conversation I learned that calculators weren't being used in post secondary school in the 70's. He also said he wishes people wouldn't throw out items in good condition. He picks them up and gives them to those in need. I wouldn't have thought this would be something he did.
So the next time you have a conversation about something your not interested in, just listen harder. Maybe you are just not hearing what is being said.