Simply Listening

Megan - USA
Entered on January 13, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe that listening is the key to all relationships. Whether between client and doctor, taxi driver and pedestrian, preacher and sinner, listening and comprehending will accomplish communication. Communication then satisfies both needs and wants of those participants. Listening is not about “opening people’s ears,” for an ear is not a functioning organ, just a fleshy bit of tissue sticking out from a person’s head. No, it is using the mass that thrives between your ears to gather the word formations being directed and making the decision to form a positive reaction.

By listening, two or more people are inviting a form of conversation and communication between them which has an instantaneous bonding effect. Communication can be represented in the form of instructions, words of praise, or a search for advice. When people listen, they allow another person’s words into their heads therefore creating the decision on how to react to them. Even if the reaction to a situation is a negative one, the temporary moment the words cross your mind forms a connection through the speaker and listener.

Listening helps form qualities to becoming a decent human being. When people listen, they are offering up a small moment of their time to concentrate on someone else. This is a selfless act – one that doesn’t require physical exertion or an extreme use of brain power. Listening to other people creates a sense of caring and an aura of humbleness. For those several temporary sentences, the speaker and listener are on the same level. Social status is irrelevant in listening and everyone is equal. Everyone has a need to say something which invites the need for anyone to listen.

Listening to other’s thoughts and conclusions has a repetitive cycle. Listening leads to communication between two or more people. Communication and conversation establishes understanding, which forms a bond and commitment that ties people together. Forming understanding between people will open up the possibility for the continuous sharing of thoughts, ideas, and conclusions. As the cycle proceeds, problems get solved, friendships are created, and desires are accomplished. The task of just simply listening will have an extremely positive effect on its participants. The function of this is not due to the spongy piece of cartilage protruding from one’s skull. It is including a little bit of gray matter and time to form a reaction of numerous possibilities.