Listening is as much an art as speaking. To listen without any prejudice and with an open mind is a must condition for intellectual growth
Are you listening? When was it the last time you listened to someone, without thinking or commenting, for, or against, what was being told to you? When was the last time you listened to someone without starting to frame your reply in your mind? When was the last time you listened to someone without forming a bias? Even as you are reading these words, almost all of you, are trying to do one of the things that have been mentioned above. And that is the problem of a severe epidemic of individualisation that has struck us today.