Listen

LISTENING

A year back i joined an interactive forum which discusses current affairs mainly human rights, race, politics and any other trending topics.
Once in a while there is that one person who puts up an arguement or reference and you practically bruise your brain from rolling your eyes wondering whether they are in their right mind. 
Your obnoxious self is quick to judge as to why “at worst” they couldn’t make google their friend. And in most cases its not because they don’t know what they are talking about. Its just that they don’t take off time to listen and comprehend what others share. They just pick out a few words and base their contribution on that.
Well this evening i was that person during this quiz like game show with the girls. The response i gave would leave Trump mouthing something like, “SHE DID NOT!!!” with all the sass in the world due of my failure to listen. 
Well, i missed out on the key word “marine” and gave Zebra as the answer to the …Marine black and white animal……. ( yeah yeah, go ahead and laugh)
Moral of this marine zebra is that listen listen and listen. There is nothing as fulfilling as engaging people based on their statements or in my case giving more educated/sensible responses. 
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”


Stephen R. Covey,

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