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Hearing what we don’t like

In culture, leadership, News on August 30, 2016 by mstevensrev

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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick addresses the media after a preseason game against the Packers. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

No one enjoys hearing things they don’t like.

Sit or stand, pray for suffering or not…in a free country many think differently then you. Social commentary keeps it in your face longer then you are comfortable. Then there are those who react because it is not what they like. And under all of this a message is being sent.

Are you listening? am I? Only recently have I been made aware that it is possible to disagree and not demonize the other person. In short disagreement does not demand that the other burn in hell. Music is notorious for offending older generations and then being played on the oldies station a few decades later. Take the time to breath and listen. Perhaps we will have the strength to engage in an actual conversation with that which we don’t like to hear.

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

Bryant H. McGill

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