Hear No Evil
Tell us about a conversation you couldn’t help but overhear and wish you hadn’t.
In today’s society, it is almost impossible NOT TO HEAR the conversations that sporadically occurring all around you. People no longer use their ‘inside voices’ in public places. Restaurants, ballgames, theaters, and even waiting in lines at the grocers at all now considered acceptable places to air one’s dirty laundry. Sometimes it seems impossible not to become a conversational interloper.
But the worst place to hear things that you do not want to hear is from an acquaintance that chooses to use your gentle listening ear just to “get something off of their chest”. Having a best friend with great listening skills is a plus in life. Being the local sounding post for accumulated acquaintances is not. Even when you realize that as you listen to venting of frustrations you are hearing only one side of a frustrating situation, you still hear things that you really just don’t want to know.
With the prevalent usage of Facebook and Twitter, society has changed the rules of acceptable social and conversational boundaries. (I am not sure if the rules have actually changed for what is appropriate sharing, or if the ease to have seemingly anonymous freedom from the rules is so liberating and the need for “momentary notice-ment” is so easily attainable, that the “regular joe” just gets caught-up-in the need to announce and proclaim.) Suddenly, anyone and everyone can get noticed! It seems to become an ambrosia to the weak, the needy, and the lonely.
Well, enough said….
If I keep the line of this conversation going to its inevitable end, I will become like the ones I am seeking to bring to the light and set free into a world of personal and situational privacy. I will leave you with these words from a noted author and philosopher…
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Hear No Evil.”