Listening transforms people.
Specifically, the type of listening when you can restated the ideas and feelings of the person you are conversing with and get confirmation that you accurately understand them.
Why is this so transformative?
Because if they don’t affirm it gives them the opportunity to offer some corrections, or say it was completely wrong.
All are good to know.
So rarely is listening, as outlined above, exercised that it is no surprise that our conversations mimic the preverbal likeness of a headstrong caterpillar, head down plowing his way onward, and not their transformed counterparts taking in different perspectives.
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