Most of us have to gift of hearing. To take sounds from the outside have them processed through our ears and into our brains in a fraction of a second to a familiar sound. But have you ever actually listened. When you hear rain, do you listen to how heavy the raindrops falling are, where the condensation is coming from or going to, the cries of the people who need the rain more than you? When you hear a gunshot, do you listen to the family crying for their loss, or the other family of the shooter crying for theirs? When you hear a person talk, do you listen to the deeper meanings behind it, to their troubles, their joys, or their confusions? If we all listened instead of heard, imagine the wave of humbleness that would come over the human race. The next sound made, try actually listening to it. As I hit my keys, I here the years of designing, digging for metal, careful placement, and time spent on the technology underneath my fingertips. The next person who talks to you, really listen to what's going on.
Written by Courtney Eberhard