I was listening, but…
“Just because I didn’t do what you told me, doesn’t mean I wasn’t listening to you!”
Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist who created Dennis the Menace
We think that when people listen, they agree. When someone nods in understanding, we assume it means consensus. We may prefer harmony in our dialogues for it brings a sensation of well-being, but disagreements are the genesis of transformations.
Listening doesn’t mean you agree.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”