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Different Planes: Listening to Seniors

Old hands holding young hands

Stephen R. Covey noted, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

I find this true when it comes to political discourse, who we wish the Minnesota Vikings had drafted, how we form our faith, etc. Sometimes it is just hard to ponder, and say, “Tell me more about this.” Sometimes we feel that if we do not respond, our interlocutor may think we are not listening.

Part of having a back and forth of actual conversation is trust and a willingness to embark on worthwhile discourse about things that matter. Read more about Different Planes: Listening to Seniors

Safer Routes

There is something uniquely thrilling about closing your eyes, jumping into a new venture and not knowing exactly what the landing is going to feel like. As children, it was what we longed for. But as adults, we often take safer routes. Perhaps, we have more to lose. Dylan Thomas’ poem prompts us not to be safe. He wrote, “Do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rave at close of day; rage, rage against the dying of the light …”
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