Doing This One Thing...

Or so starts the come-on of all sorts of internet “click bait” trying to sell you some fad, or gadget, or self-improvement program that’s certain to change your life.

And, of course, it probably won’t.

But…did you see Phoebe Waller-Bridge on “Saturday Night Live” recently? 

She suggested “doing this one thing” that actually works—that really might change your life—that certainly will make the lives of the people around you more pleasant.

In her monologue, the actor, writer, producer spoke of a character she wrote for her friend Andrew Scott in her Emmy Award winning Amazon series, “Fleabag”:

Ms. Waller-Bridge: “…I called the character “Priest” in the script. But, everyone started calling him ‘Hot Priest’.

“Now Andrew is hot. But this ‘Priest’ character caused such [excitement]!

“Andrew and I were trying to figure out what it was about him that was driving women so mental. 

“We boiled it down and realized…

“It was because he was doing this one thing

“LISTENING! Really…really listening!” 

Hmmm…perhaps this is a good place for me to stop talking.