Everybody Wants To Be Heard; Nobody Seems To Be Listening

Am I alone in this?
Everybody wants to be heard; Nobody seems to be Listening!
Have you ever felt like you were not given a chance to speak?
How often have you tried to raise your voice to get a chance to be heard?
Have you participated in an argument where you had so much to say but every other person was talking?
Have you ever felt like your time is being wasted when someone is talking to you, especially because you should be the one talking?
Have there been times when everybody is talking and it seems that nobody is listening to you?
I may not be sure of what your experience has been but I have often wondered why people rarely listen.
I have seen heated arguments where nobody seems to be listening to the other(s).
Could that be the simple reason for chaos?
Is that why it is difficult to arrive at decisions while working with people?
Shouldn’t we make deliberate effort to listen?
Wouldn’t it be right to stop blaming others and to start listening?
I have identified faults in cars simply by listening.
I have understood the reason for some differences simply by listening.
While growing, it was common to hear people say; “when everybody is talking; nobody is talking”.
How else can we identify our problems if we don’t listen to each other.
From where else can we get solutions if we keep screaming out our lungs at people who are screaming too?
Maybe we should we should only talk when it’s important so that we can listen more.
Maybe by listening we’ll discover that action speaks louder than voice.
Maybe our discovery will motivate us to take action.
Won’t more action in the right direction be the true solution?
Just thinking out loud.
Nnamonu Tochukwu.
Everybody wants to be heard; Nobody seems to be listening.

About teeceecounsel

Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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6 Responses to Everybody Wants To Be Heard; Nobody Seems To Be Listening

  1. an observer says:

    Such a great title. There is a thick line of difference between hearing and listening, as hearing is through ears and listening is through ears and mind.

    Most People just hear, ie ,not paying attention and heed. They just pretend to listen but they apparently don’t

    • You are right on point.
      Listening requires paying attention; it goes beyond just hearing.
      Some people may be quiet when others are talking but they have their minds on other things.
      Some others will not even give a chance to hear the other person’s opinion but either cling to a minor detail or just insist on being the ones talking all by themselves.
      Listening is a beautiful skill that can be developed.
      Thank you for stopping by and taking out the time to share with us.
      All the best.

  2. Listening means giving the stage to others because you are confident enough to do so. Unfortunately, in a world overrun by crude individualism, listening is misunderstood as weakness.

    • That’s the truth, sadly.
      Listening is a powerful tool, yet it’s often taken for granted.
      The good listeners are good learners and they often go far.
      Let’s listen our way to the top by putting to good use the things we learn.

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