To answer before listening
To answer before listening – that is folly and shame.
Listening is like a torch that dispels the darkness of ignorance. If you are able to make your mental continuum wealthy thorough listening, no one can steal that wealth. It is supreme wealth.
I know the answer The answer lies within the heart of all mankind The answer is twelve I think I’m in the wrong building. Charles M. Schulz
Cease listening to instruction, my son, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, relationship raises some pretty good questions. Woody Allen
Sophisticated listening devices are nothing new. Where I live, we call them ‘neighbors’.
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
“You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered.” -The Notebook (2003)