I am intrigued at the moment in watching, observing and engaging in different discussions/arguments/debates. There are plenty in the blog world, on social network sites, in church and pretty much everywhere – all of them have one thing in common. People have become lazy in listening to the arguments being presented. This laziness may be due to online social networks where ‘sound bytes’ are king but I think it goes deeper, it may be because relationships are not deep enough.
People gravitate to a ‘party line’ and then rekindle the well trodden arguments that everyone knows thereby keeping them in a place where they are safe, comfortable and can appear strong. In doing so, they miss important points being made and can miss opportunities for growth. It is a real shame.
Let’s commit to listening to one another a little more and stop being lazy.