“Hi. How are you doing today?”
“I’m good. How about you?”
This dialogue, or something like it, is such a common fixture in our society that we hardly even think when we say the words, let alone listen to the response. If we’re on the receiving end of these words, we say “fine” or “good”, no matter what’s going on in our lives. In the rushed, overscheduled world we live in, it’s easy to think about the next task, even as we are struggling to complete the current one. As a result, we don’t often make time to really listen to other people.
Elizabeth Scheibl is the Promotional Writing and Editing Intern at New Beginnings. A student at Wisconsin Lutheran College, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in History. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and practicing martial arts.