When you ask someone a question are you really listening to their answer or are you just waiting to jump in and answer your own question?
I certainly know people who do the above all the time. Their question is simply an entree’ to a subject they want to show off how much they know about.
My reaction is usually not to say much when asked a question by someone who clearly isn’t interested in my answer. There is an American Indian saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”
Before you experience a good teacher, you must be open to what they have to say.
Before you ask a question, remind yourself to pause and ask, “Am I ready to listen.”
If not, don’t ask.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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