Listening and Thinking

July 18th, 2021 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Many things never end in life. Listening and thinking continue till tomb. It is said that Listening is better than Speaking. Good listeners learn faster. Babies learn by listening. They follow the lips and sounds. Better understanding continues from listening.  After listening, thinking processes begin, and invention crops up in the mind.
What is Listening? Listening is the accurate process by which sound and understanding are registered in the mind and the same can be interpreted by forming better communication. Conscious effort is needed while listening, then absorb it properly to make it as deep thinking. Experience of virtuous and righteous speaking and communication is the result of deep and critical listening.
What is Thinking? Thinking is a  mental process that includes imagination, perception, reasoning, memory and could be concept formation. Actually, thinking is an idea that could be a concealed discovery or invention. The systematic imagination is directed to some purpose is called thinking. Thinking is a problem-solving behaviour. Thinking can be developed from childhood through analytical education by parents and teachers. The thinking process can be developed by “Asking” rather than “Telling”. Telling seems like commanding and Asking leads to a heroic attitude. Telling creates slavery and asking creates leaders.

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  1. Annapoorni Balan Says:

    Very true ma’am, very apt 👌👌

  2. Jashodhara Purkayastha Says:

    Thank you Annapoorni, Rani.

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