I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?
Here goes blog quote #113....
"Give up premature judgement of messages, before they are fully stated. Withhold your judgement until your comprehension is complete."
Anyone ever think they know what someone is trying to say before they complete their sentence or thought? I have. Bad boy, Timmy!
Anyone ever actually finish someone's sentence for them? Yup. Done this too. Naughty, Mr Smith!
It's actually a rude thing to do and it shows poor listening skills. Well, at least I'm cognizant that I do this poor habit occasionally and I'm working on stopping it.
I love Mr Davidow's second sentence as well. Not only listen and let the person finish their statement but also COMPREHEND what was communicated to you, before responding. What a novel thought. Thanks for the reminder, Hart!
That's my view....... What say YOU?