Listening. I feel like listening is one of the most important parts of communication, and most certainly one of the least used. There have been a number of studies showing that we do not remember the exact wording of sentences and that we appear to only commit to memory about a half to a third of what we hear. Listening is something that I've learned to purposefully do before, during, and after I take a strong stance on a given topic. It feels like nearly every year of my adult life I've been confronted with some form of social, religious, political, racial, or ideological divide that I feel compelled to reconcile with my own personal views and I try very hard to begin with listening.
Special thanks go out to my friend Jackie for posting an inspirational quote that quite literally inspired this comic.
Demotivational Poster with black background. Blue text reads, "The most destructive thing one person can do to another is not listen." - I don't remember, I wasn't listening
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