Listening is an important skill. Whether with your friends, your co-workers, people you don’t know, animals, nature, or the vacuum of space. Hrm, maybe not that last one.
Part of the problem is that people don’t listen to each other. Particularly if two parties don’t agree on something. How can you possibly come to a compromise if you don’t listen to someone enough to even understand their position?
Listening isn’t just about politics though, sometimes it’s simply for the enjoyment of the entertainment. Whether it be music or podcasts or audio books.