Sparking the Creativity, Love, and Playfulness of the Human Spirit

Listen, Listen, Listen

Barbara Walters on the impulse to flee when talking to difficult people:
“I’m not in favor of escape as a unilateral policy. There are painful, tedious people in abundance and some of them must be suffered kindly, maybe even until they run down and have nothing more to say. Things being what they are in the world today, we are more and more driven to depend on one another’s sympathy and friendship in order to survive emotionally…

Furthermore, warm, sustaining relationships become especially important during those periods when we are our least lovable. People bursting with good will and abundance of mental health are charming company; their need for ego-boosting, however, is minimal. People sinking into self-pity and depression are dreary, but they can’t get out of it by themselves. So every now and then, just sit there and listen, listen, listen. You’re paying your membership dues in the human race.”

http://http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/16/barbara-walters-how-to-talk/

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Comments on: "Listen, Listen, Listen" (2)

  1. ramdassnt said:

    Ooh…😳😎

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. ramdassnt said:

    Sent from my iPhone

    Begin forwarded message:

    > From: Jack Zins > Date: August 20, 2014 at 6:13:57 PM CDT > To: Gary Schweda > Subject: Fwd: DALAI LAMA’S GUIDE TO HAPPINESS/……………D300 > > > > ———- Forwarded message ———- > From: Jack Zins >

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