And I've pretty much found this to be true. I like listening to people talk. I like seeing the light in someone's eyes when they really care about something. I like talking too, don't get me wrong, but nothing beats watching the eyes of people when they speak. In that silence, if you really listen instead of planning what to say next (pet peeve), you can hear so very much more than what they say. ~ Lauren M. I couldn't have said it better myself
An anthropologist put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children of an African tribe that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself they said, "Ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?" Ubuntu in the Xhosa culture means "I am because we are."