It’s been like forever since I’ve written a diary post. I know it’s been only a couple of days. Someone is bound to get tired of me. But fuck it I’m just feeling like writing haha.
I’ve learned a very valuable lesson a couple of days back. Although I am shy, I love being right. I love arguing to get my point accrues. If I feel like I’m right this new person comes out of me. I’ve got a Beyoncé in me when it comes to arguing haha.
But one thing I forgot to do along the way is just take the time to listen to others. I’m not all up in my own business. But it’s really been helpful to just take the time and look around and see what others are doing and thinking.
These past years, I lost that observant part of me. I forgot it was there, I guess. By going to a monolog about Socrates I realised that listening is so powerful. Taking the time and just looking at other peoples views gives us such a good understanding of the world.
Taking to a 5 year old or a 50 year old, every person knows something you don’t. And I just love taking the time to think about that. If we stop listening we stop learning, and my problem clicked. I was having a hard time grasping other peoples ideas and thoughts. I just wasn’t really listening and opening myself up to their ideas.
Always start a conversation with an open mind.
That’s been one thing I just forgot to do and it has helped me so much. I’ve noticed that just looking at things from different perspectives is giving me the best learning experience.
Tell me how you feel about listening and observing. Are you a listener?