I am reading A Lesson Before Dying for Honors English(some might remember my earlier question about literary elements?) Well on page 90 it talks about a book he read. Something about Irishmen and how they were talking about poitics. 'It took him years to realize what he meant...The I began to listen closer' What does he mean by saying this? That the guy who gave the lecture was talking about how listening and communicating is universal? Is that the meaning he picked up?