Hearing vs Listening

Communication is the biggest problem in most relationships. All humans want to do is connect with each other.

The problem today is that most people HEAR, but they don’t LISTEN.

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know;But when you listen, you may learn something new.

Hearing: the process, function, or power of perceiving sound specifically : the special sense by which noises and tones are received as stimuli.

Listening: Listening is the active process of receiving and responding to spoken (and sometimes unspoken) messages. … Listening is not just hearing what the other party in the conversation has to say. “Listening means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us,”

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