“I used to fear reporting—it’s difficult to interpret another person’s thoughts and perspective onto the page—but today, I understood the power of taking down another person’s words. I felt how important it was just to listen. I suppose I hadn’t realized until then the extent to which I had spent the entire presidential campaign in front of a laptop, reading curated opinions of friends and strangers as they typed into the ether. I’d forgotten that listening is an active act. It is a relationship.” --Wei Tchou
Wei may be also forgetting that listening is more objective without excessive relying on a relationship. Just ask any betrayed spouse.