Friday, December 22, 2006

Lending An Ear

Yesterday was a rather impromptu gathering, just me and 3 others catching up. 2 guys just got married with both wives pregnant alreadyWe had dinner and adjourned to this nice cafe behind New Paris SS2- LilyCenario. Over a cup of coffee I listened as they shared their experiences, what they were up to. It's funny that none of us were doing anything remotely related to each other's industry. One's a land surveyor, another a businessman and another EE engineer and then there's me. It didn't really matter if we understood what we were all doing, as we spoke of encounters at work.... My friend spoke of tactical strategies he learnt whilst managing his business- much too business shit for me to understand but hey he just wanted to vent it out. Get it off his already crowded mind. Everyone had their turn to vent. Gatherings aren't just meaningless chatter, sometimes it's for comfort and reassurance. There's only so much tv or alcohol can do. Sometimes you just need to let it all out. And what good friends do is that they don't judge you, not necessarily required to give any suggestion or advise, they give an occasional nod, spend a good 2-3 hours lending an ear. So, lend an ear today, you don't have to response, just be an attentive listener. To people who matters the most.

3 comments:

Gallivanter said...

Agreed. They'll ask your opinion if they need it. When they don't, just listen... ;-)

cash said...

Go on, I'm listening... :D

team BSG said...

Merry Xmas everybody !

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