Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Listen


After saying that 'S0' (below) was a one-off - I have done another!

I am dedicating this to all those people who talk incessantly about themselves and yet glaze over within seconds when you say something. I seem to meet too many of these people these days - me, me, me and more me. What they are really saying is that their lives, problems, ideas, etc. are more important than those of anyone else.

People who talk but can't listen lose out big time in my opinion and these days I feel inclined to give them a wide berth. I don't expect every conversation to be 50/50 but when it comes to 99/1 - I ask you!

Listen
Acrylic
20cm x 50cm
2008

6 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

I like that one word there amongst the cacophony. I had a friend like that and it really came home to me when I called her and not once, NOT ONCE did she ask about my son. How can you not ask a mother of a marine during the height of the iraq war how or where he is? Instead I got a mouthful of her petty moans about life.I never called her again.

I really think Philip some people don't understand that good relationships/communication involves some level of reciprocity.

Great work, I am really enjoying seeing what you are doing.

Angela Wales Rockett said...

Great painting, Philip.

Philip said...

Jafabrit

Obviously I agree. My tolerance level for what I think of as dysfunctional people is at an all time low! Thanks for the encouragement about my work. I think the 6 month break did me good!

Angela
Thanks!

Don Madden said...

The question to ask is:
Are you listening to me or are you just waiting for it to be your turn?

slightlyevil said...

This painting is very lovely. I linked off a group on Facebook and was quite excited at this post. Everyone in life is networking and putting themselves out there. I can understand it completely.

Philip said...

Don

I agree!

Slightlyevil

Thanks for your contribution!