I am committed to being a lifelong learner. Frequently I am reminded that this does not disclude technique of listening, conversing, and the give and take of group dialogue. My husband teaches our Sunday School class right here in our living room. He has embarked upon a series that includes FORGIVE FREELY, something about giving, and here's the tanker:
during the lesson, we (students) were tossing out our definitions of listening, how to be an active listener, blah, blah, blah...
it was not until later that danny and i discussed my frustration that he seemed to be leaving us flopping in the wind, and at one point during class i called out: 'just give us the answer you're looking for so we can move on!'
so, there it is
i am still learning the delicate art of conversation, which, apparently includes listening to the ideas of others.