How long can you lend your ear?

@krajibg (11940)
Guwahati, India
July 11, 2009 11:36pm CST
Well my beloved mylotters, How good are you a listener. suppose there is a lecture and the person who whop deliver the lecture is a renown personality and does his thing so absorbingly that people are reported to have listened to him for three hours at a stretch. Now that is a heard thing. Personally I can go at the most one and half hour but there after it would be hearing as I would go drowsy. How long is your patience? Do not you think even nectar would taste insipid when in excess. Rajib. 12.07.09
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• India
4 Aug 09
Hello my friend rajib Ji, Well for me, it all depends upon topic and my situation. If topic is generating curiosity, I would keep listening, remmeber I do not like listening same thing verytime, nor I would like to klisten repeating like a ny class room lecture. Now compare historical lecture by Swami Vivekananda at Chicago.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
7 Aug 09
Hello jee, I agree with you that unless the topic of lecture or discourse is absorbing I could be all ears for some time not as long as he/she goes on vocal.
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• India
7 Aug 09
Hello my friend rajib Ji, So nice of you for your positive comments.May god bless You and have a great time.
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
17 Jul 09
Hi krajib! If I say that I am a good listener, it will be like blowing my own trumphet. Yes, I can say with conviction that I'm a good listener and I love to listen to others. I feel that though it will be practically difficult to pay unhindered and continous attention to a lecture being delievered, yet if the presentation is good, I would concentrate for the entire period. Nonetheless, I would like to prefer small break of 5 mintues after every one hour during the lecture.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
7 Aug 09
Hi deepak, That is the practical way to have people heard you or else boredom would take away the flavor of the supposedly good and interesting lecture.
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
10 Aug 09
I agree with you.
@abanerji (1026)
• India
5 Aug 09
well dada,i don't have much patience but i have good qualities of an actor, i keep listening when i am supposed to, i don't yawn or make any gestures which would let the person know that i am getting bored or i am not interested but i keep waiting for the speaker to to stop speaking. once the speaker stops i take a sigh of relief. when the speaker's words are important for my development or when the session is interactive then i tend to make notes so that i don't lose track of the speaker. well, too much of talking has never helped anyone, even the best orators seem like a damaged loud speaker when they talk too much and at length. as of me, i like to talk short and precise and i also like to listen short and pricise
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
7 Aug 09
well, well sis, I got it. Aslong as the call keeps on sounding you do not show that you are otherwise busy but just wait for the caller to stop. hmmm now on the caller would not vex you that much.
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@julbau18 (273)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
Thats quite long hours. But it depends on the topic. I will listen to the speaker until he will finish. But if I feel the topic is not interested I think I feel sleepy after just a minutes. I cant wait long. So before I go for some talk like that I will know first the topic so that I can decide If I will go or not.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
7 Aug 09
Hi thee, This is natural that all would expect the topic and the talker or the speaker to be interesting. Thanks ...
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
15 Jul 09
I have been a good listener since the time I have learned to listen. My friends confide in me knowing that i would listen, empathize and would keep their words within me forever. About lectures and lecturers, I can listen to an gripping session of interesting class any day. It has to be either amazingly interesting or the lecturer has to be handsome enough.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
7 Aug 09
wow, the lecturer should be handsome!!! Well he is handsome but if he turns out to be like the novels of Charles Dickens? All loose ends then? would you still be there to fill up your prized ear?
• India
13 Jul 09
I consider myself a good listener mainly coz I consider most people around me talk utter crap and its best to keep quiet and give them that importance. Its no point arguing with them...they are the know-it-alls!
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
7 Aug 09
Hi Sudipta, well, well I can feel your condition as to for what reason you rather like to opt for a silent listener. What else can one do in such situation!!!!
@KawaiiInu (143)
• Uruguay
12 Jul 09
I consider myself quite a good listener. I have no problem listening to a person who "talks about boring stuff". I admit that sometimes I kinda log off my ears and let my mind wander somewhere else, but I can concentrate to listen to the person without a problem. I'm think I'm patiente,too.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
13 Jul 09
wow, wonderful. You log off your ear and are a patient listener. what a nice antithesis. Thank you very much
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
12 Jul 09
Hi rajib, I know that there are some good speakers in the world but three hours is a long time without a break. Nothing is good in excess. Blessings.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
13 Jul 09
Hi ma'am, You spoke the right word. Unless there is nothing except lecture and lecture only one way three hours is like three years. Thanks you very much.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Well, I think what you pointed out in your post says it all. How long you can listen to someone really depends on the speaker, mostly, and the topic secondarily. There are times when a great speaker can make even the most mundane of topics seem like the greatest thing to listen and learn about. Then there are times when you can be really interested in something and the speaker just ruins the whole experience. The best case, though, is when you have a great speaker talking about something you enjoy. These times I could listen forever. I have had classes in school that have lasted upwards of 2 hours. I have gone to lecture series that have gone all day with short breaks here and there, those are rough.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
13 Jul 09
Exactly. These are the conditions if or not a person would feel like listening to you or run away for life. Great speakers are able to tumble down the table and even the trivial subject they make so absorbing that you can not help listening and some other are just the opposite.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
Well, it depends who i am talking to.. i mean, if he/she's my hubby or family member for instance my brother or little sister, then i can sit all day listening to his/her problems.. but if he/she's just a not so close friend then probably i will skip from listening most especially if i am not in the mood to talk and listen..
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
13 Jul 09
Hi gracie, how is you? After a long interval!! Well that is possible for some people like you lol but I would not sustain it even if they are friends and family members. I would take up the gist only.
@dragon54u (31604)
• United States
12 Jul 09
It depends on the person and the subject. If it is a friend who needs someone to listen to them I can listen all day. If it is a lecture it depends on the subject--there aren't many subjects that don't get boring after about an hour!
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
13 Jul 09
Yes, there are not so many subjects that do not get boring after about an hour. But i must admire your patience that provided situation and topic you could go on listening. Thanks you.
• India
12 Jul 09
I can listen to a person's lecture for about 15 mins and no more. After that, my attention naturally gets diverted. Though if it is an interesting one(and I see everybody is enjoying it), after much daydreaming I again try to listen to what the person says. If its boring, then I start counting my breaths to stop myself from snoozing off.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jul 09
Hi Silverlight, That is the human. Even it is interesting one can listen for an hour but after that it becomes boring.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
That lecturer must really be good. A person can last two hours for an exciting movie. But for a lecture, that must call for a break or a recess. There are 3 hour classes in the academe. Albeit the professors would dismiss the class after two and a half hours.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jul 09
ha ha ha ha ha so you have the experience!!!!! lol. Yes this should not go beyond one and half hour. Thanks for the response,
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@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
it depends on the topic, if the topic is non sense, annoying or eewww of course i will walk out.. i can't stand along that kind of conversation..
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jul 09
yeah, this depends on the topic. Even if the speaker is good and the topic is of not of interest people would turn a deaf ear.
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@surfermac (466)
• India
12 Jul 09
i say i m a good listener i can stay say upto 5 hrs continuous but after that i cant say i may sleep
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jul 09
5 hours????? Thanks you for your patience friend.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Three hours is a long time. I guess it would depend on a few things for me. If the lecture was interesting to me, if I was sleepy already..stuff like that. The longest I have stayed alert with a lecture would have been a couple of hours.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jul 09
Couple of hours without rambling? You deserve a prize. Very few people are there with this patience. Thanks for the response.
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@Frederick42 (2020)
• Canada
12 Jul 09
I can listen to whatever other people say. I am a very good listener. I do not care what the other person says. The content or quality of the speech is not important to me. The important thing is that the other person is a human being and he has to be listened to. We have to give him the respect which is due to a human being.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jul 09
OMg it is too much. how could you stand anything one speaks forth? Bravo.....
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@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
As long as he knows how to handle his audience and keeping the atmosphere alive by techniques that his listeners would not get drousy and bored, I won't lose my patience. Should he'll just be the one talking for three hours straight, not giving his audience a time to participate that would really be boring. If there's an open forum, however giving his listeners chances to express their views or ask questions or suggestions in relation to the topic his discussing, and maybe a little sense of humour, well for me I can lend my ear for 3 hours or more.
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jul 09
Hi bing, that is right. It should be interactive and interesting and you give your ear for three odd hours. In your place even I would give mine. Thanks a a lot.
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@sjvenden27 (1850)
• United States
12 Jul 09
There are some days were I can lend an ear all day long.. No problem listening to what ever may be on someone's mind.. Then there are other days I do not have the patience to sit there and listens.. My boyfriend is a trucker.. So he really does not have anyone to talk to while he is on the road.. He can talk a person's ear off about different subjects.. A lot of it is interesting... But it can be quite irritating when I need to get something else done or I am trying to talk about something else and point blank he switches the subject... or when he repeats the same story over and over.. at least 4 times a month.. I can lend an ear to most people... They can talk about anything, I may have some advice.. or there are sometimes someone just needs a person to listen, be their wall, everyone needs that from time to time..
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jul 09
Hi there, Yes I know, repetition none likes. So you are the type who is all ears sometime and no ear at times. It is natural I guess. And thanks sharing about your BF's story.
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@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
12 Jul 09
there is always a limit to every thing. and all good and bad things must come to an end sooner or later. it all depends what is the cotext and the content and who is telling the story, etc. etc.. happy mylotting!!
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
12 Jul 09
That is right. when things cross limits its disgusting. But a few people do not realize this fact. Thanks for the response.
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