Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening

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Oh, boy. This is so familiar. How many times we have been in a meeting or at the family dinner where people yell louder and louder to be heard but, in reality, nobody is listening?

It’s amazing how from generation to generation the majority of kids are raised to believe that they are the center of the universe and that the world owes them something. That leads to all kinds of wonderful personalities. People who need to be heard no matter what. People who walk over everyone to get to the top. People who shut down and develop mental issues due to extreme stress of inability to fit in and participate in the rat race.

What about learning to appreciate the differences? What about remembering that nobody is perfect and everybody has their own struggles? What about remembering that in a big picture whatever needs to be yelled out is not important?

What about remembering that you are a human being who wants to love and be loved, and that participating in the rat race gets you closer and closer to losing yourself? Every time you think that you need to be, have to be, must be recognized or heard or taken in consideration regarding a business decision, politics, philosophy or other random social issue, you forget that happiness can’t co-exist with stress and an excessive need for a reward that boosts your self-confidence or self-esteem. Happiness means harmony and harmony is not all the above mentioned.

What in a world do we have to say that is so important that everyone has to hear it?

Verbal fights or disagreements are hardly ever won by brute force of yelling.

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About Dace

I am perfectly imperfect!

One response to “Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening”

  1. Carolyn Page says :

    I’ll stand on that soapbox too, Dace; with neither of us yelling, of course! 😉 😉
    Yes, I’m hearing you. I think it starts with respect. Not everyone understands the value of self respect; therefore, cannot give what they haven’t got. It’s a catch 22 situation, of a sort.
    If you come up with an answer I’d love to listen…. very quietly! 🙂
    xoxoxo

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