On episode 38, The Art of Listening, we welcome special guest Gordon Marino to Seize The Moment podcast.
Gordon returns to teach us about the importance of being a good listener, the connection between being heard and self-esteem, how to increase empathy, and why success can’t make us happy.
Are we really good listeners or do we mostly listen to our inner-chat when others talk to us? Gordon taught us about the self-imposed barriers to dialogue, including our projections, an unwillingness to put ourselves in others’ shoes, and our own wishful thinking.
But I’m not just trying to describe the virtue of being a good listener. I also want to suggest that people who have not been listened to often find it hard to listen to themselves.Gordon Marino, Are You Listening?, The New York Times article
Listening is the foundation of how we learn about and see ourselves, helping us develop intimacy with each other, too. The tools of listening seem simple, but are surprisingly a lost art. Reconnecting with them helps us reconnect with our worlds.
Gordon Marino is a professor of philosophy and director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. A recipient of the Richard J.
He is the author of the book, The Existentialist’s Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age.