There is an art to a little selective deafness (Or so I’ve heard)

One of the first thoughts I had in reflecting on selective hearing is this. Selective hearing is not the same as being just a little deaf.

You practice selective hearing when you are the underdog and you realize that a bit of passive-aggressive behavior is your best course of no-action. And you practice a little deafness when you have earned the right to choose when to enjoy a bit of peaceful quiet — specifically when you have (finally) become the alpha dog in a particular setting.

Take out those damn earphones while I am speaking to you! (Yes, those damn earphones are provoking generational resentment by creating unearned selective deafness.)

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James McIntosh

James McIntosh

Born in RSA winelands. Earned 3 degrees drinking red wine. Chased by lioness, ran with elephants, got bored, moved to USA seeking adventure. Ex-CEO now coach.