We have a house full of Invisible Children Roadies : Four American’s and two Ugandans.
Yesterday, Grace, one of the Ugandans, was speaking in front a crowd of rowdy high schoolers. Gracefully, she said…
“In Africa, I was taught to never speak when someone else is speaking. So I will be quiet until you are done talking, then I’ll continue.”
A quiet hush came over the audience.
Grace resumed her story.
It’s not that we live in a culture where people constantly talk over each other, although they do. I’m convinced that most of the talking happens inside our heads, while someone is talking.