Listen and hear

Malaysia
October 11, 2010 2:18am CST
We all are busy with our daily routine works or responsibilities. Being so routine that we might forget to stop at certain point to listen and hear carefully from the persons that we care about. Being a good listener means more than just listening to words. Listen, ask questions to clarify confusion and watch for body language. By not listening carefully, we fall into the complacent assumption that everyone thinks like we decide they are what we imagine them to be. This is lazy and also dangerous.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
11 Oct 10
We all hear each other, but listening is an art. When you listen to another person you listen with your eyes, ears, mouth, and even thru touch. You need to be connected and in tune to the person talking to you. yes you need to ask question so you make sure you understand what that person is saying to you. It is important to make sure you both are on the same page so that there isn't anything that is said taken the wrong way
• Malaysia
11 Oct 10
Yes. Your elaborations has further express the art of listening. Thank you.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
11 Oct 10
you are more then welcome
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
11 Oct 10
welcome to the wonderful world of mylot. i am happy to say that even i am busy i still have time to talk with my wife. i dont like to lose our communication. even if i am at work i text or call her to make sure she is okay and if our 4 year old son is okay as well. listening is one of the best thing we can give to other people. it truly feels bad when you are talking and looks like no one there is listening. if you want people to listen when you talk listen to them as well.
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• Malaysia
11 Oct 10
It's great that you are practicing it all the time. Definitely I agree with you that communication is both ways. If you are trying to find out something but the involved person doesn't want to tell then there is no communication being in place. It's too bad when your are ready to be a good listener by start asking questions but there is no input or response.....
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
12 Oct 10
That is true, I must agree. We always ask how are you but without really expecting the other person to answer us back. We don't really want to listen at all because we are so busy and absorb in our own world. Listening , if I may add, is also understanding. We only not hear the words, clear confusions but we also want to understand the persons feelings and thinking.When we are ask to listen, it is to always with an intention to partake a message or an experience or a feeling or a thought. When we understand that person's views, situations , then, we can say that we indeed listened.:)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 10
Yes, listening carefully can avoid misunderstanding what other has to present. First, we must make sure we open our door to let people come in, otherwise how do you expect people to tell you think outside the house ?
• United States
11 Oct 10
So many people are falling into the race call being too busy, while all along a little listening can do wonders. We have to balance a great many things in life but one we must prioritize is listening while being spoken to. Sometimes due to non-caring, too busy, and just not taking time to truly listen we can actually help just by being there for people.
• Malaysia
12 Oct 10
Learn the art of listen and hear to become a better person. The are no excuses to distance away from our loved ones. Thanks.
@flpoolbum (2833)
• United States
11 Oct 10
I totally agree! Hearing and listening are NOT the same thing. Listening requires your full attention. Being a good listener makes you a better friend and in my opinion, a better person.
• Malaysia
11 Oct 10
Thanks for your supportive response. :)
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 10
yeah we should do both when someone is talking with us.just like we want others to listen to us we should do the same to them.it is not hard to lend them your ears to them.listen and hear carefully so we will get the message properly avoiding the misunderstanding.