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I was thinking today about two different ways to listen in a conversation. One way is to listen to someone, which means they say what they want to say, and we encourage them to keep talking about it until they've said everything they want to say, and we've learned something about them. The other kind of listening is listening for something, when we let the person talk for a little while, but the whole time we're keeping an ear out for a link to something we know about so we can talk back at them, and we don't really get to know them at all. I guess that's called having an agenda. Some religious people can be like this a lot.

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kingthunder
Nov. 19th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
I find it hard to stick to my agenda, I should get a planner or something.
jabberworks
Nov. 19th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
Ha ha... a big, heavy one! :-)
manuelap
Nov. 21st, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)
and you get it down really good!
I though was something like that when I saw the illo :D
but I had to read you through to understand more clearly :D
jabberworks
Nov. 21st, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's kind of a complicated thing to draw! I'm not sure I perfectly cracked it, but it seemed worth trying. :-)
manuelap
Nov. 21st, 2007 10:59 am (UTC)
You cracked it :D
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