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Freedom to Ask and Listen

on July 11, 2017

If you want to know more about a person, ask them questions.  Then listen to the answers.  Sounds simple, right?  Well, these days we are so involved in our own thoughts and worries and rights and what-ifs that we often avoid the questions and insert our own answers.  Without the actual person’s answer, this is either wishful thinking or judging.  This is the way misunderstandings, arguments, bitterness, and down-right fights can start.

The best way to make connections, or know to avoid them, is to be open to asking and be objective to the answer.  After that it is a whole other step.  But don’t be afraid to question or afraid to answer.

Be brave.  Ask.  Be open.  Listen.  We have the freedom to do this, here, in the United States.  There are no answers without questions.  Embrace the freedom, and remember, if you are on the other end…Be brave.  Answer, honestly.  Be watchful; see what happens.

mc

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2 responses to “Freedom to Ask and Listen

  1. Kelly Bennett says:

    Thanks for this reminder. Well said!

  2. What a nice way to communicate. Writing, working, reading, smiling. Have a fabulous day and think about the Fall. 🙂

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