Interruption – The word has been used less and less from the 1800’s until now. I don’t actually believe it means there are less interruptions in conversations and thoughts now, only that we’re less conscious of breaking someone of their thought flow.
One of the synonyms for listen is the word concentrate. That’s what we’ve lost. We’ve lost the ability to concentrate on another person long enough for them to convey a thought.
If we truly concentrated on one another in conversation what would happen?