…listen up

 

Today, crusaders, we find ourselves in the midst of another seemingly pointless, yet surprisingly profound social media battle.

Welcome to the week of Yanny vs. Laurel.

I have to say, despite the few heated exchanges between those unwilling to explore the “why” of the phenomenon, I have to say, the return of a mind-bending divide is quite comforting.

It’s also a (rather on the nose) reminder of the importance of listening to each others, appreciating the unique perspectives of each of us, and respecting those differences.

Sure, some people are being pig-headed about their perspective being the “right” one, but it’s kind of nice to have the hard-headed haters focused on something else for a moment.

Plus, I think we all know that there are more important things to get worked up about, rather than what name we’re hearing (it’s Yanny, for the record), like…

So go forth, crusaders, and tackle whatever tough questions this week still has in store.


The Why: ‘Yanny’ Or ‘Laurel’? Why People Hear Different Things In That Viral Clip (NPR)

…bi-daily smile…

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One Comment Add yours

  1. originalomc says:

    “I was just across the river at MIT this morning…” a phrase I will never say…for the record, Laurel and couldn’t even begin to hear Yanny even when I tried…

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