HOW TO REALLY LISTEN TO PEOPLE - Best Life Advice | Jordan Peterson (Page 2)
theHating: The feeling is mutual, if everyone thought the same way, life would seem pretty unchanging and mundane!
theHating: Lololololololol after reading some of your threads....
I really hope you REALLY LISTEN to jordan peterson! ahem
FunkyBiscuits82: Hating, So far, what I saw of him, I agreed with mostly. That story about ignoring problems was actually a really funny one. Cracked me up.
E s s e n c e: XP I've seen previously JP's video on communication, and I totally agree with him. I see the mechanics and dynamics of what he's says very tangible; how we communicate in chatting, by expressing our views, perceptions, and understandings.
The need to be right and the assumption that opposition, or others don't have anything important to add to one's understanding, is the side effects of our centralized perception of the self. It's how we relate and experience our environment and reality, through our human egoist nature, in my perception and personal experience.
To listen is an altruistic act, one has to nullify one's preconceptions and cancel the need to be right; which is an egoist need. Silence's wisdom is louder than anything else when allowed to speak up...
Thank you for sharing the knowledge.
Xrusaoros Pegasos: Not everyone should be listened to. For example, blasphemers are thrown out of the temple, a rod for fools back, and the boot of Italy for trolls etc. So it's contextual. The picture you paint is an incomplete picture of reality, it is impractical and i even dare say, not the will of God in the Bible in some circumstances.
I certainly do not believe in everything JP says but I do certainly value the general notion that people should do a little more listening a little less talking with the people they converse with mainly because from my point of view it helps the two willing parties understand each other on a deeper level which should produce a better outcome.
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E s s e n c e: I'm solely speaking about JP's understanding how to communicate with others, the ONLY reason I made a comment is because it's a secular conversation.
As for the interpretation and understanding of G-d and the Bible, you have yours as a Christian; which has absolutely nothing to do with mine as a Jew. My picture of reality is different than yours, and I'm glad we have a diversity of understanding.