It seems our country (South Africa) is going through a pretty hectic time of figuring out just what kind of country we are. It doesn’t seem like the rainbow nation so much any more, right? Poverty, racism, inequality still seem to be giants that roam the landscape.

No matter what race you are or how wealthy or poor you might be, it seems to me the time is right for being better listeners to the stories people have to tell.

What ONE thing can you do today to listen more carefully to the story of someone you encounter?

You might need to ask a good question, or stop ignoring someone, or just quit talking for a while! People listen to people who listen.

Try that today – see what happens.