Let me finish: how to stop interrupting… and change the world
Interruption is a destructive and violent act, and no matter what value the interrupter thinks that may be added by the very act of hedging one’s words in between, the speaker who is interrupted will never heal from the diminishing of his or her thoughts.
Constant interruption creates polarization among individuals and even inside us, and not interrupting may be the very glue that can keep society together.
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The rule pushes you just beyond the point of frustration and helps build mental concentration.