3.2a LEARN from The Power of Listening

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ancient

adj
of, or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long time.

1. There's an ancient and well-known philosophical riddle that asks:
well-known

adj
known or recognized by many people

1. There's an ancient and well-known philosophical riddle that asks:
philosophical

adj
relating to philosophy

1. There's an ancient and well-known philosophical riddle that asks:
riddle

noun
a question that has a surprising or amusing answer, or something that is a mystery or is hard to explain.

1. There's an ancient and well-known philosophical riddle that asks.
hear

verb
to listen to what someone is saying or sounds being made

1. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?
2. A scientific view is that, while a tree will make waves in the air, to make a sound, it takes an ear to hear it.
3. I hear a lot of talking, but I don't hear a lot of real listening.
make waves

phrasal verb
to be very active so that other people notice you, often in a way that intentionally causes trouble

1. A scientific view is that, while a tree will make waves in the air, to make a sound, it takes an ear to hear it.
offer

verb
to ask someone if they would like to have something or if they would like you to do something.

1. My question is if a person speaks and offers a TED Talk, for example, and no one listens, is that really communication?
missing half

phrase
a portion of something, approximately 50%, that is not part of something

1. I believe that listening is the missing half of communication.
absolutely

adverb
used for adding force to a strong adjective that is not usually used with "very" or to a verb expressing strong emotion

1. It is absolutely necessary but often overlooked.
necessary

adj
needed in order to achieve a particular result

1. It is absolutely necessary but often overlooked.
overlooked

verb
to fail to notice or consider something or someone

1. It is absolutely necessary but often overlooked.
go on

phrasal verb
to continue happening or doing something as before

1. The real problem in the way, that makes it so hard to listen is that there is so much going on in our minds.
2. When I was sitting there with President Chavez, what really helped me was that, just beforehand, I had taken a few moments of quiet to pay attention to what was going on for me.
3. We live in an age we call the Age of Communication. Certainly, with cell phones, texts, tweets, and emails, there is a lot of talking going on.
4. So, Uri, what do you think of the situation going on here?
5. It had gone on for two and a half years.
distraction

noun
something that prevents someone from giving their attention to something else.

1. But how much listening can there really be with so much interruption and distraction?
2. There is so much noise and distraction that we don't have the mental and emotional space to be able to truly listen to the other side.
passion

nounterm-53
something that you are strongly interested in and enjoy

1. My passion for the last 30 years has been helping people get to "yes" in very tough negotiations
get to

phrasal verb
to have an opportunity to do something.

1. My passion for the last 30 years has been helping people get to "yes" in very tough negotiations.
2. It helps get to "yes."
3. I firmly believe that we'd get to 'yes' a lot more often.