Monday, August 11, 2008

The Message and The Receiver

We hardly do it. But when it's done to us, we love it. It's a task of some magnitude : Truly listening and sending back the message received.

The motions of the task are easy, but the will is never fully there.

If you can listen to someone without feeling the slightest need to interrupt or correct or respond without being asked to, you'd be among an elite.

If you can later communicate the exact message (replete with nuances, tonality and minute details of perspective) back to the original speaker, you'd be a rare breed of receiver indeed.

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