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Seeing Myself In You
By actively listening to each other, we are able to empathize
When I first got here, I couldn't identify with anyone, mostly because I didn't know how to listen. When I did bother to listen, nine out of 10 people got on my nerves. It was during my first speaker meeting that I realized I didn't know how to listen. The speaker had been talking for three or four minutes and I hadn't heard a word, my mind far down some bunny trail. I can't think and listen at the same time! When I dwell on what I'm going to say in a meeting, I miss what you're sharing. Since I already know everything I think I know, I don't get to learn anything new from you when I don't...
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