Date: Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Hosts: Miranda and Johny
Participants: Sunita, Unni,Andreea,Mr KK, Prism
Last Saturday, the topic of our group was Something you have done but never want to do it again. Miranda and Johny have been good hosts to keep the conversation dynamic and interesting. Below is the thing I have done but never want to repeat.
In the past, I talked so much and was impatient to wait for my turn to speak. I kept interrupting my friend when she talked to me. Then she wrote me a letter and said that she does not like this. She felt that I did not respect her when I interrupted her and she hoped that I could change my behavior, to listen and understand her stories and ideas more, before speaking.
Most of us think we are good listeners but we are not. Many of us are impatient listeners, confident that our next idea is the most interesting or could solve any other’s problems. But we cannot contribute wisely to any conversation if we are not listening what others are saying. That is why we have two ears and one mouth.
So it was lucky that she reminded me and I had changed my behavior before our relationship became worse.
Always remember: Seek first to understand, then to be understood :)
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