Saved Posted June 15, 2021 Share Posted June 15, 2021 2 hours ago, vinny79 said: Friend of mine just sent me a picture of his jab card devastated, thought I had turned them. I've had hundreds of thousands of conversations (non small talk) with tens of thousands of people and have learnt that hardly anybody listens (regardless of the subject) and people's memories are simply terrible. It is frustrating having a near photographic memory for conversations had over decades, even going back nearly half a century to when I was a small child. I've concluded that people are, on the whole, selfish. They engage in conversation because they hate silence and cannot deal with it. However, they are not listening to what you have to say because they have absolutely no interest in anybody but themselves. I've tested this at work, whereby I tell somebody something that they can't possibly forget - for instance my past as a heroin addict. I'll revisit the same subject a short while later and they'll say: "Wow. I would never have thought that about you" They simply weren't listening the first time and probably won't remember the second time, either. We really are in an age of self. Yet I can tell everybody about every bloody mundane aspect of their lives because I do listen. Unfortunately, they've forgotten they already told me and they can't remember how I responded - because they were not listening. Though I am married with four kids, I am very much a loner socially because I find people to be so tiresome. 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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