Were they engaged?
Ok, I know it is close to Valentine’s Day, but I am not referring to that type of engagement.
This is about knowing the difference between the people who really care about what we are saying and the people who are only politely pretending to care.
It has taken me far too many years to notice the difference, but finally doing so has made a profound impact upon how many words I speak.
Formerly, I would just keep talking long after someone had stopped listening because I was too insensitive or naïve to notice. What a waste for everyone!
Engagement makes life worth living. Wait for it.
Save the airspace.