December 11, 2018 – The Hans India –
All human activities are intertwined with listening. One cannot imagine one’s life without listening. But many people confuse listening with hearing; and they face disastrous consequences in turn. Actually listening is psychological and hearing is physical. In communication, listening only gets the things done, not hearing. Hence, all of us should know the difference between these two and get benefits accordingly.
Ben Franklin’s remark: “The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart”, critically and intelligently enlightens the importance of communication in differentiating the wise – men and the fools. Communication is the means through which a person exchanges his or her experiences, ideas, knowledge and feelings with other persons. This information can be expressed through both speech and body language. The primary purpose of communication is to establish trust for better relationship. This can be done by focusing on the following principles.
Listening Seekers, what are your thoughts?