This is my first post as a "communicator" as opposed to a "foodie." Being a foodie is a much more comfortable role for me because what I lack in communication, I make up for in photographs. I know that I will inadvertently incorporate food into my posts, so bear with me.
My dad is a resigned Gifted Education teacher and started every one of his classes with a requirement for each of his students to find a quote on the Internet and read it out loud to the rest of the class. Not only did it get discussion flowing, but every once in a while a student would throw in a controversial quote or another student would disagree with a quote and it would case a debate. Those were my favorite days. So, in honor of my dad, I'm going to start my first "What Katie's Communicating" post out with a quote.
As true as I think this quote is, I am sometimes guilty of not listening. Aren't we all, though? The other day, one of my professors talked about "people who wait anxiously for the other person in the conversation to pause so they can talk about themselves." My immediate thought was, "I hate when people do that," and my following thought was "I do that sometimes." How many of you know people like that? I know I certainly do. But how many of you do that yourselves? I know I certainly do that on occasion, too.
So, for those of you who are the "most people" that Hemingway is talking about, and for those of you reading this and denying that you're occasionally one of those people, but you really are (aka me), I found a great article written by Dumb Little Man to help us all out: