December 13, by C. Paris The importance of listening extends far beyond academic and professional settings. Understanding how to practice good communication even in your day to day life, among friends, family, and significant others, is important for a number of reasons: Listening is a process, and an active one.
In fact, it can be said that what is experienced through the senses is life itself.
The two higher senses, seeing and hearing, are the basic fundamentals of life. They are the basis for all higher human endeavor.
Impressions obtained through these two senses are as much a necessary human nourishment as food and water. In fact, hearing has traditionally been regarded as the highest, most powerful of the senses.
The supremacy of sonic impressions over visual impressions is clearly demonstrated by the fact that the character of visual impressions will be determined by the character of the sounds accompanying them and not vice versa.
Music is the highest of the arts for the same reasons that sounds are more powerful than and take precedence over visual images. It is through the expressive qualities in speech and music that we experience and, thereby, become familiar with the higher qualities of life to which human society aspires--those qualities which enrich our lives and uplift us into the higher experiences that balance the dreariness and struggle of everyday life.
It is these higher, finer experiences that give living real meaning. In fact, the negative aspects of life remain inexplicable and seem wholly unjustified to anyone not conversant with these higher human experiences available mainly through sound.
The most important aspects of sound are those qualities which convey emotions.
In fact, the emotional qualities we do experience and become familiar with are caused mostly by sound. The extremely wide range of emotional gradations with which most of us are conversant could not have become known to us through first-hand, personal experience.
For that, life is too short. It is through the different expressive qualities of sound that we learn the various nuances and subtleties of emotion. This enormous range of gradations in our emotional experience is communicated most often through the sonic arts, thereby saving us the need to have corresponding real-life experiences.
Hearing, being the highest of the senses, is the cornerstone upon which all higher social values are built.
It follows that it is essential for society to preserve the integrity of the sounds with which we surround ourselves and to preserve and foster the finest examples, i. Otherwise the quality and richness of life quickly deteriorates.
Unfortunately, this has been the case. Society has been subjected, not only to bad sound quality, but, more importantly, to sound reproduction in which the most important expressive aspects of sound are mutilated. In our society, this bad sound quality has become ubiquitous in the literal sense of the word.And a happier mood brings benefits beyond feeling good.
In a who did not listen to music. is a powerful way to bring out the best in people — not just in terms of their musical skills. Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another's position.
There are many definitions for empathy that encompass a broad range of emotional lausannecongress2018.com of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy. ; Using Empathic Listening to Collaborate When you are in a conversation, do you listen with your own autobiographical filter?
Or . How to listen when talking with your child.
When your child has something important to say, or has strong feelings or a problem, it’s important for her to feel that you’re really listening. Music is in all of our histories starting from the beginning. It is also in science and mathematics in many ways, as well as in everything else.
Without music we would not have anything, life would be boring and dull. Music is important because it is everywhere around us in the world. 8. Music Strengthens Learning and Memory “Music is the language of memory.” – Jodi Picoult. Researchers discovered that music can help you learn and recall information better, but it depends on how much you like the music and whether or not you’re a .