1 a : expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations.
When you were growing up in your family, perhaps sitting down for a dinner each evening at 6:30PM, what was your classic ritual?
Did your Father sit at the head of the table and your Mother on the opposite end? Was it a time of jovial catching-up on each others respective days and sharing information on topics of family interest?
Was the dialogue open minded and full of questions about the topics? Maybe it was the opposite.
Or was your Father or Mother listening and observing while adding experiential lessons to the dialogue.
Each persons age and level of experience in life has much to do with the value of a true dialogue.
Each persons ability and willingness to be truly “Objective,” enhances the value of the dialogue because it is actually more empirical.
Is the person talking, teaching or facilitating the group focused upon actual observation or actual experience?
Is the information being shared capable of verification or testing by experiment?
Is the person at the end of the table or in front of the room or the principal investigator utilizing experiential knowledge and lessons, based upon true witnessed outcomes?
How many high school and college class rooms today, do you find someone who is a true empiric?
One who relies on practical experience. An “Instructional Facilitator” who is in the back of the room, carefully listening.
With decades of experience to provide additonal context.
Learning and discovering what the day, week or hours have produced from those people who have been recently operating on the front line. Operators in the action and who have been part of the actual witnessed experiences.
How well do those who are listening and observing, utilize both “open-ended” questions to explore and expand while also utilizing “close-ended questions” to verify understanding?
1 : originating in or based on observation or experience.
2 : relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory.
As you learn more about our own human behavior and the way our brain stores information, the questions that you will have, shall begin to change…