that sounds like something Peter Pan would say

Some things are so overlooked that they're obvious.

That sounds like something Peter Pan would say, doesn't it?

Consider how just before Peter takes the Darling children away to Neverland, the two brothers John and Michael dream about the adventures they might have.

John says that he wants to "cross swords with some real buccaneers."

Michael adds that he wants to "fight pirates, too."

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"Crossing swords with buccaneers" or "fight pirates, too."

Sometimes we're trying to say the same thing, but simply using different language. 

It's usually rooted in how we don't listen to comprehend, but listen with the intent to reply.

That sounds like something a pirate would do.
"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry" (James 1:19)

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