There are no “They”

This video comes from the foothills of the Wicklow mountains, near my parent’s house in Dublin.  I was teaching at the UCD Smurfit Business School and then spent the weekend down in Wexford at the opera festival.  My parent’s have been big supporters of this festival over the last 20 years and it was important to me to see it with them.

What Lesson Have You Learnt?

I ask a question: What is the most important lesson you have learnt in life?  I’d love to hear from you.  What would you say is the most important lesson you have learnt about living life well?

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2 Comments

  1. The lesson that has served me the best so far is a very simple one: Listen. Listen to what people have to say and seek to understand them. Asking questions is hard enough, but listening to the answer and seeking to understand seems to be even harder. Especially when those answers are not the answers you wanted to hear or are the answers that you didn’t want to hear. Rather than listening, many are simply waiting for their turn to talk. Or, if they do listen, they seek to argue and change instead of to understand. To understand does not mean to agree with. Disagreement is fine, encouraged even, as long as it comes from fundamental understanding and not from emotion or gut feelings.

  2. Thanks Conor. Always asking difficult questions…. I would saly the most important lesson for me so far is that you can make your dreams come true, but you won´t make it on your own.

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