All too often, the very words that need to be heard by one are quickly dismissed, ignored, even frowned upon.
You do not know where the words you need to hear will come from. It might be from the least expected source. That’s why you need to listen fully to anyone you might be talking to.
If it’s definitely not worth the time, find a way not to have the talk. But if you do, do listen and do try to find their angle if you don’t see eye to eye. It’s expected for both of you to exit the talk the same way you entered.
But if there is a dispute, surely one is more right than the other. It is a half chance that it might be you. Therefore, you need to listen as if the other might be right. They might just be.