I gradually learned to just be quiet. What I most want from a conversation with others, whether they share my politics or loathe them, is understanding. It doesn’t mean you hide what you think or refrain from pressing someone who’s being unclear or evasive.
I’m from a family that loves to debate and argue, and I’m naturally opinionated.
When I started out as a reporter, I had to learn to really listen, which didn’t come easily to me.
But it does mean the purpose of the exchange is to tease out what a person truly believes rather than to win an argument, convert them, or show them up.
Early in my career, I found myself frequently interrupting my subjects, but when I played back the tapes of my interviews, I realized that not only were many of my interjections totally unnecessary, but they were also preventing my subjects from revealing information that might have been newsworthy or profound.
后续：秉承梅赛德斯-奔驰一贯的传统，全新长轴距C级车出色的车身设计也提供了卓越的碰撞安全性。 （特约记者 王道卓）