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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Listening

There was an interesting example of my point below in "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" on the last episode of 2 Months 2 Million. Here's a link, it's right at the end (10:00)

Basically someone suggests that Brian "Flawless Victory" [1] Roberts actually lets them finish what they're saying before interjecting with his own social analysis. Roberts replies "It's not my fault that these people can't talk and listen at the same time. That's standard for people of my ilk".

Sadly, it probably is. Yes, one can talk and listen at the same time ; if one is simply stating or re-stating one's own opinion rather than actually responding to what the other person says. And even if you're not actually responding, it's polite to make it look as though you are. However, when your typical response to something you don't agree with is to stick your tongue out and shout "UNH UNH UNH UNH", as is the case here, maybe that wouldn't work anyway.

If you haven't seen this series, it's a bit of an eye-opener. Three of the guys (Ansky being the exception IMO) come across as more and more unlikeable with each episode. I know TV documentaries can distort (and will whenever they can) but that's the risk you take when you sign up for one. If that's the balla lifestyle, you're welcome to it.

[1] I know, sigh.

4 Comments:

Blogger Kevin Mathers said...

Andy,

"Flawless Victory" is Brian Roberts.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARg, of course. Brian Hastings is Stinger88, apologies to him.

More to the point, you must be Kevmath, how dense am I not to realise that before :-)

Andy.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Kevin Mathers said...

I didn't think it was that hard to figure out Andy :)

12:59 PM  
Blogger Yorkshire Pud said...

Each of the players, apart from Ansky, came across as complete social retards. The worst of the lot was during the training week where that Happy panda guy or whatever he was called was on.

9:48 PM  

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