The past is remembered. Live in the moment. The future is in you.
-Mike Caceres, who is a blogger, hiker, and traveler
This is one of my life quotes from my previous blog post.
Now, I rather learn about somebody than talk about myself. (Neglect this blog.)
Yes, I am more open-minded now than before. (This blog says it all.)
Ask, and listen.
(Do not interrogate somebody. Do not keep asking a question immediately followed by another question. For instance, I know somebody who does that. She would ask me, “How are you?” Then, I would answer, “I am good.” She immediately asks me another question, “How’s life?” And so on.)
First and foremost, be a good listener.
This past weekend, I met a mutual friend. My friends and I stayed at a log cabin in Truckee, California using an online app, AirBNB. Everybody went grocery shopping, except me and this mutual friend.
We started to connect. I asked, and listened. Then, he began to vent about his recent family situation.
Also, I advised one of my good friends.
He needed help with a lady. (Like his father, he talks more than he listens.) I only told him, “Ask, and listen.”
After you are done reading this, have the time to patiently know somebody.
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