We don’t always listen to understand.
We listen to reply. Because we like the sound of what we have to say, regardless of whether or not it has anything to do with what the other person said.
Is it because you don’t really care about what the other person is telling you? It’s important to them, you know.
But if you’re not really listening to what they’re saying, why would they listen to what you’re saying in reply?
Because you may not even be talking about the same subject.
The next time someone starts a conversation with you, why not actually listen to what they’re saying before you reply?
Sounds simple, but how many of you really do it?