Analytic Vision

The Art of Listening Others. Version 2.1.

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on 03/08/2010

If certain simple truths do not circulate and do not nourish the digital people’s lives, it is because nobody listens to these simple truths, although they are tweeted, posted, googled, embedded, linked, mashed-up, youtubed, chain lettered and, I must admit, in some very, very special, more rare cases… pop-up-ed (almost never pop-under-ed).

Nobody respects the true self of others because they know not to respect themselves. Nobody actually dissipates communication, all come prepared to engage, to reply a pre-edited post, only customised for that niche – just replace a few words and it it will suffice (as I did with Mircea Eliade‘s  [en, wiki] classic lecture [ro, pdf]).

We reply to what we think we’ve heard, respond to what we dellusionally have the impression we’ve listened, within the framewalls of our pattern-based thinking. Or sometimes they don’t even know how to genuinely recognize the correct pattern within the framework of their beliefs, mistaking it for another clockwork (mis)representation.

Everyone thinks they know what lies in yourself and how you think. And they actually do, as long as you act and behave according to your patterns, never thinking about flexibly change perspectives; never changing metaprograms [en, wiki]; never being yourself by acting different; never doing something you’ve never done before (and feeling in the same time more yourself than you’ve ever felt in your life); never expressing spontaneity and creativity while respecting a planned schedule (in stead of being its prisoner); never looking into someone’s eyes and see that person as (s)he is, with and without his or her metaprograms, metatypes, values levels or expectations, standards, behaviors; never actually being, because of (being) so preoccupied with doing; or living by being so preoccupied with acting.

People don’t know how to presentfully listen to one another, especially Romanians (if you disagree, read Constantin Radulescu Motru’s “Psihologia poporului roman” [ro, scribd], or Drăghicescu’s “Din Psihologia poporului Român“[ro, scribd], or the HRD study [ro, html] or the Profiles International Study, or JUST PAY TRUE ATTENTION AROUND).

That is the reason for which they do not truly know each other, no matter how much rambling poor “communication” they scatter into the air.

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