I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Each Friday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you will too.
A guilty conscience is a hidden enemy
– Indian proverb
Continuing on with the theme of listening again this week, is Ralph Nichols’ quote:
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.
The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”
– Ralph Nichols
Dr. Ralph Nichols was a major force in our understanding of the complexities of listening behavior and research in the “field of listening.” Do you think you are a good listener?
You will find ten questions here to see whether you are really listening or not.
One of those questions is:
Are you listening to understand, rather than listening to respond?
In a world of increasing conflicts, how often do you, in your own small corner of the world, really listen and value a speaker, their experience, the conversation or the message they are trying to convey?
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– Something to Ponder About