Posts Tagged ‘Listening’
“In one ear; out the other” is an idiom expression that means that the words were heard without any influence or effect. Essentially, the words were quickly forgotten. There is no remembrance. I know exactly what that phrase means, because I had the unique experience recently to be a witness to that concept. A morally decayed person, whose conduct has been deceitful and dishonest throughout my association, recently echoed words that went into my left ear and with rapid speed immediately came out my right one! Why retain lies when the truth sounds so much better? Need I recall how many times promises were made and broken; how often spoken words became immediate lies. Resounding articulation is ever present, but credibility doesn’t exist from their lips. You cannot believe nothing that they say! What! What was said? I really can’t remember. My body was there, but my mind was on the other side of town! When you master the skill of blocking people out, the reality of them being in your midst is moot. Fair play, I’ll say! Why clutter my mental capillaries with filth? Selective memory is protective. That is why I have no idea as to what lie was told this time around or remotely what was said. Neither do I care!
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Do you talk too much? I am as guilty as sin when it comes to talking. I can go on for days. Don’t get me wrong, talking is a great social skill. Like everything in life, balance is the key. It is imperative that you listen. Listening is the greatest tool for ascertaining and understanding other’s views. A colleague said to me yesterday, “Fear the man who does not talk, because you don’t know what he is thinking.” Sometimes, it is wise to zip your lips and shut up! You might be amazed at what you hear and learn!
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