Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Learning to Listen

Crab Apple Blossom

Hawthorn Blossom

" Addressing the Ball"  Tee No15. Penticton Golf Course. 389 yard par 4 with Lilac Blossom.
The nice thing about blogging is that we learn so much from each other about the world around each of us. We are perpetual students as well as teachers and journalists. But we only learn if we listen. Do teachers ever do polls or studies or questionnaires to see how much their pupils listen, learn, and inwardly digest? I suppose they do get feedback from exam results and school league tables. I am constantly being bombarded with questionnaires from all the organizations I do business with. They want to know how they are doing. Letters of complaint however have no power and are consistently ignored. Even letters to the paper have little effect most of the time. Nobody listens. Demonstrations in the streets backed up by TV and Facebook do a lot better. More people in authority listen then. Thanks Tabor for your comment on the previous blog about sending and receiving; it got me going on this one!

4 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

Catching up with your posts - beautiful blossom - I love these.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Ja, man lernt durch:
zuhören, beobachten und ausprobieren.
Man lernt von den Raktionen, die auf unser Handeln folgen.
Wer (aktiv/bewusst) lebt, hört nicht auf zu lernen.
Nur so ist das Leben spannend.
Man lernt, wenn man neugierig ist.
Liebe Grüsse
Angela

H said...

As long as the demonstrations remain peaceful, otherwise the cause may be harmed.

Lisa RedWillow said...

How very beautiful your blog is. The image here are stunning. I just planted a tree like this a few years ago . Its had a bad start and seems to be coming this year. I hope it has blooms like this. I know they are tiny. Lovely