Attentively listening is a lost art. It’s certainly much harder than it sounds.
People think they’re listening when they’re conversing with other people. But most of the time, we don’t truly perceive everything. At least not with our full, undivided attention. And all of us know how annoying it is when we’re talking to people only for them to talk over us, or when they’re simply not paying any attention.
We’re often just waiting to chime in, so we can take the spotlight during a conversation. Let me explain why active listening is important.