The Golden Ass

We have stopped sharing the days of our lives and Facebook is worried. Once upon a social media time we thought we lived in a fairy tale of relevance. Our ego, charging in like a false protagonist, told us to suspend our disbelief and believe instead that the trivial aspects of our lives deserved an audience. After … Continue reading The Golden Ass

Selectively social

Deep conversations with the right people are priceless! I am a social introvert. This means (among other things) small talk bores me. I struggle with people who stick to the basics; chatting about their children, or asking me about mine. Or the quintessential (I can't believe I'm even including such a cliche), opener - the … Continue reading Selectively social

Do not listen with the intent to reply but with the intent to understand

What is the single most important tool we require to listen well? The answer is simple: Stop thinking about what we’re going to say next and focus on what the other person is saying right at the very moment they say it. This is called "active listening." Active listening is reasonably easy to do; we … Continue reading Do not listen with the intent to reply but with the intent to understand