As a former student I used to spend hours writing, reflecting, discerning and then, more writing. I often come up with foolish, odd, and often bizarrely phrased statements, one of which I share here for you.
“When listening I use a combination of skills that loosely falls under the rubric of empathy. I use empathy the way most people use deodorant, everyday and all the time. This maybe a bit of an analogy stretch, but it is oddly accurate and pleasantly fragrant.”