Ah, You’ve Been Paying Attention

How often do we listen but not actually listen? How often do we see, but not actually see? Can you recall ever forgetting someone’s name right after you’d just met them? Has anyone ever asked you what a friend of yours was wearing and you could not recall? Maybe you have found yourself not able to reply to your instructor’s question, although she only talked about it?

We have these primal instincts to maintain our life-energy and self-interest in the name of survival. Thus, we usually tend not to care a good deal about things that we feel do not completely pertain to us. However, this organic basic human behaviour is short-sighted thinking in today’s modern world. While it’s true that we can not listen to every tiny bit of information that crosses our path in this new information era; an era that never stops bombarding us with sound-bites of advice, the reality is that we can know about a great deal more than we’ve been paying attention to.

With some effort we can recall people’s names. We can also recall what our friend was wearing. And we certainly can field questions in class tossed at us by our instructor, especially shortly after our teacher just gave us the answer. It literally pays to listen… Pay attention to the Earth, and the entire world will listen to you!

Don’t forget to concentrate in life since eventually it will pay off. Trust me. Do this, get good at this, and you will feel as if you’ve got secret super powers. And once more, thanks in advance for everything you do, and everything you will do…