Good listeners are rare. Outstanding listeners are rarer still.
What keeps folks -- maybe me and you -- from listening well and deeply?
- We might not care.
- We're too &$%#ed busy.
- We think the speaker is uniformed, or worse.
- We're distracted by ___?___ (something, or everything).
- We don't value the speaker, or her/his opinion.
- We'd rather be talking.
- We're TIRED!
Oh, but how much could we learn, and how much more open to us would others be, if............
we'd just LISTEN?