Saturday, May 09, 2009

I'd be Rich!

If I had a dollar for every time I was interrupted today, I'd be very rich. What a pity that our ears can not hear two separate conversations at one same time. If our ears could hear two conversations at one time, shouldn't we technically be able to speak twice as much in proportion to the amount of ears that could take in what we were saying?

Why is it that some people are interrupted more than others? Are their thoughts not consistently profound or interesting? And why are some people so insistent that they finish their thought even when they have clearly interrupted someone else. It's like playing verbal chicken. Who is going to back down? Usually, I don't care if I'm interrupted because in general, speaking takes energy. But lately, apart from my parents, no one really seems to want to hear my thoughts, and they're just swimming around up there.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I always figured that since we have twice as many ears, we should listen twice as much as we talk.... I have not mastered that concept yet, but I am working on it, at least once in a while. Of course, if I write more in my comment than you did in your entry, I have failed. There is a quote I heard once from someone like Benjamin Franklin, or (maybe Jefferson?) 'Sorry this letter is two pages long. If I had more time it would be shorter.'

I think there is benefit in thinking more, and speaking (or writing less).


DODGER said...

My Mom likes to hear what you have to say! And, I promise I won't interrupt you if you come see me. I won't bite you either!