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Seen and Heard

Contributed by softerware on Sunday, 20th January 2019 @ 05:56:50 AM in AEST
Topic: Lifepoems

Three cheers for the speech thatís astoundingly brief, as we long for a quick intermission!
Given a choice, we so love our own voice, we indeed speak far more than we listen.

But nothing is learned, til we give up our turn; and we`ve all failed the listening test!
While we stare, smile and nod, as deaf as a cod, deciding what we will say next.

If your goal is to show someone all that you know, write a book, post a blog on how-to!
Talk should discover new things about others-- and the interview`s not about you!

Copyright © softerware ... [ 2019-01-20 05:56:50]
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Re: Seen and Heard (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Sunday, 20th January 2019 @ 06:21:43 AM AEST
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three cheers,
a million interviews
bare minimum,
but whom is heard,
what is important /
the characterizations,
the commonalities within
the answers to the questions
asked, or their uniqueness.
A candid conversation, be
it all that you ask.

in poetry we might
provoke, in that we might
not know, in any words
that one might choose to use
to discovery any truth
they might never fully see


Re: Seen and Heard (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Sunday, 20th January 2019 @ 06:40:35 AM AEST
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an interview that is good is like,
what/'/s it like pumping gasoline -
when gas stations were relatively new
and they were popping up every where
back in 1940.
"the way people might talk, they would think
this is a good job. It/'/s okay, I grew up working hard on a farm up in Vermont. I adapted quickly, taking stock,
the pay is okay, it could be better. They used to allow tips if you did more things, but now a lot of people, especially the snooty types expect more. They don/'/t allow tips no more. And there are more and more stations, almost on every block now. But I like the work.
I like the pay, I like driving too. I have a car. Sometimes I go out with my friends, we like beer, and I like meeting
girls. But I could do better and all. Someday I might get my own station in some other part of the country. I know what to expect. I like the work"
You read a few of these, and then you can/'/t stop.

Re: Seen and Heard (User Rating: 1 )
by JamesStockdale on Sunday, 20th January 2019 @ 09:11:46 PM AEST
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I hate business meetings between two professionals. Both trying to reign supreme.
If you listen you usually get the upper hand.
As long as your ego will let your mouth stay shut.

Re: Seen and Heard (User Rating: 1 )
by ingeniusidiot on Monday, 21st January 2019 @ 10:42:39 PM AEST
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Sadly it isnt just the professionals that have to have the last word. I think we all have that streak in us that once we get talking there is nothing or no one that will shut us up until we feel that our points have been heard. Talking is easy but listening, TRULY LISTENING, is a science that must be learned. And so many people dont realize the importance of having a good ear until its too late and they really need to remember something but its now impossible because they were talking when that key piece of information was given. We are
constantly finding something that we can relate
to in something someone else has said that we just
have to add our "2 cents". And you are right when you said "The interview isnt about us". As it is about 99% of the time when we start talking.

Great piece

Re: Seen and Heard (User Rating: 1 )
by Invierno on Friday, 25th January 2019 @ 11:53:45 PM AEST
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So VERY, VERY true. I learned a great deal from this Ted x talk. Link is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1vskiVDwl4

It/'/s taken me a long time, but I do now go into a conversation with the goal of listening, trying to understand, and looking a person in the eyes the entire time. If the conversation concludes with the balance of the speaking done by the other party, I consider it a success.

Learning as I have that I know almost nothing, I have decided to keep my scant knowledge to myself unless solicited.

Your poem is a perfect reflection of my philosophy.

Thanks for the gems, Soft.


Re: Seen and Heard (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Tuesday, 19th February 2019 @ 08:54:11 AM AEST
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Phew, okay, #1, I can` t leave a novel for a comment.

I must suck at being interviewed because I can pass all their tests but never hear from them after the interview. Well, unless it`s a company that will send the rejection letter as a courtesy.

I like this. Stay humble and ask questions is what I read.

Thank you,

Sir Timotheus

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