Dick Staub Excellent Listener! Ha!

I can explain why I’ve got a problem listening attentively…but an explanation is not an excuse. Explanation one. I was born that way. My mother Esther was quick, smart and a great conversationalist…AKA talker. But mom was also a good listener so that explanation doesn’t hold up. Explanation two. I hosted talk radio shows 3 hours daily for nearly 15 years. A One-hour show minus advertisements, news and traffic leaves about 36 minutes of actual show time. If you want to get a lot of callers on the air (which I did), you gotta turn them fast! Keep the caller focused, short and on subject then move on… The only problem is, today when I listen I am just a mere mortal, friend, or pastor…not a talk show host paid to move it quick and keep it entertaining. I guess I have but one choice…try to listen more attentively. Simone Weil wrote, “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” Lord, please make me more generous. (And those with whom I personally talk today, please forgive me in advance for my failure to live up to what I know cognitively but have not mastered behaviorally). (Photo is of me talking to grandson Eli, who by the way, is also a good talker! HIs dad is our son Josh Staub

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  1. ST061213 | Dick Staub on June 12, 2013 at 11:49 am

    […] Simone Weil wrote, “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” Lord, please make me more generous. (And those with whom I personally talk today, please forgive me in advance for my failure to live up to what I know cognitively but have not mastered behaviorally) Read More […]

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