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Al’s Lesson: How to Learn about Other People or Is Nancy Pelosi a Nazi?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

 

Al’s lesson is very simple but it’s worth knowing because it is profoundly true and works on anyone—including on psychologists and politicians.  It is extremely useful.  Here it is:

 

‘If you listen closely, a person will always tell you about themselves.’

 

Let me put that in other words:

 

‘If you listen carefully, you’ll hear a person tell you what they are about.’

 

Early on when meeting someone, listen closely and you’ll hear them tell you all about themselves in their own words, from their own mouth.

 

Let’s apply this principle to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s recent utterances.  Do you remember what Pelosi called those normal and concerned citizens who appeared at the Town Hall meetings and protested about Obamacare?

 

Pelosi used several words but if we apply Al’s Principle, the single word that stands out from the rest, that single descriptor that Pelosi used erroneously on others that was extremely applicable to herself was

 

“Nazi.”

 

There you have it:

 

The Speaker of the House telling you that she and they are Nazi’s.

 

So, now at least we know the spirit of the party that is in charge.

 

In closing I want to credit Psychologist Al Silberman with that wonderful private lesson.  While Dr. Silberman is not at liberty to reveal that I was his client, I am.  I saw him for support during my marital separation and annulment.  This was a very valuable lesson.

 

Dr. Silberman is an ethical and moral psychologist.  However, I did not find his attorney very likable because he did not speak accurately and truthfully.

 

You’ll find Al listed in my RFI section only because it is a small yet important part of my story.  It needs to be there in order to understand the whole story. 

 

Stay tuned.