Ranulph Glanville’s Statement of Interest

There is no conversation without listening: it is listening that converts a stream of sound into a conversation, an act of sharing. Listening is the pre-requisite that we can hope to understand others, an act of generosity and openness towards the other.
(When I talk of listening, I do not mean hearing: I mean that form of hearing that is attentive, seeking to “hear what is behind what is heard”, to understand. In visual terms, the parallel is seeing = hearing; looking= listening.
I shall come to listen: to learn to listen better and to discover what listening better does for me and for those I am with.

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