Is Anybody Listening?

many talk but few listen

The Hard Question

Isn’t it wonderful to meet people who listen to us and appreciate what we are saying? It’s a tonic indeed – and gives us renewed energy as well as insight. But what about those who don’t – or won’t – listen? That is the tough one… And yet this hard question could be one of […]

And you…?

Isn’t it strange how we tend to expect much more of others than we do of ourselves…? In this forum I am thinking here particularly in the context of listening, of course. The implication is that we may expect others to listen to us, to our ideas, our problems, our life experiences – but we […]

What If I Listened More…?

This is a big one – because it strikes deep at who I am…. Not long after getting married I noted that my wife said very little – and I was doing all the talking. So I asked her why… Her reply was very blunt: “What’s the point, because you never listen anyhow…?” Ouch! That […]

Behind London Burning

“Young people feel they are not being listened to” was the reason given by one member of Parliament today. She was identifying a possible root cause of the recent rioting, looting and burning that took place in London and other major cities in England this past week. Was she right? We don’t know the full […]

When Credibility is Lost

Credibility is all about trust. Trust and confidence are too vitally important commodities that are easily under-valued. We possibly won’t realise how critical they are until they are lost. Or perhaps we do, because we discover that trust first has to be built before relationships can be established. It has a lot to do with […]

Talking to Ourselves

Why not? is a good question but not asked often enough by those who should. People generally are more absorbed with why people do listen rather than concerned by why they don’t. Narcissistic, perhaps? The result is that we can end up too easily talking to ourselves – only. We like those topics we feel […]

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