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Every person in this life has something to teach me--and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it's an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.
Great ideas...come into the world as gently as doves...if we listen attentively, we shall hear, amid the uproar...a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope.
Stephen R. Covey
Peter F. Drucker
Diogenes of Sinope
Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too.
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Personal Stories About ‘Listening’
Sharing Is CaringSubmitted by Anonymous
So working at camp has taught me so many, many things—especially working at a camp for kids coming from low-income families and neighborhoods. One thing it has taught me is that these kids are not short of kindness and happiness, they just show it differently. Along with other counselors, I was setting up...
The Perfect NoteSubmitted by Gaby Joy
Colorado. A state of skiing, snowboarding, hiking and many great activities. But who would have known I would fall for something so different. The great magic of music. I was in fifth grade, trying to decide what I would fit in with. The P.E group, or the dance girls or even maybe the track team. I had moved many...
The Only One ThereSubmitted by Anonymous
My life had been going downhill since the beginning of high school. I hated school and I didn't care about anything in my life. But something my brother had told me about my high school was sitting in the back of my mind through the beginning of the year. He told me, "If you ever needed someone to talk to, the...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Listening’
Micheal WSubmitted by Allison Kee
My hero is my eighth grade teacher Mr. Williams. He has taught me everything about listening and how to be open to everything that comes in my life. He always helps me with certain decisions that I have with my life; whether it is choosing a different sport or something with school. He has always listened to me...
Nickolas TSubmitted by
My hero is my son Nickolas. Although Nickolas is only 6 and in the first grade, he has an old soul and heart of gold. I am incredibly fortunate that I am able to walk Nickolas to school several days a week while working from home. As a consultant I travel quite a bit, but the days working from home make it all...
Jen OSubmitted by Nichole Williams
My hero is my boss at work, Jen. She taught me how to be open to new ideas and become a better person. She also taught me to take everything that someone says whether it is good or bad and use it to the best of my abilities in my life. She has taught me how to listen to what people say and try to develop meaning...
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In the place where I live is very very common to talk and hear nothing, complete lack of wisdom, and we need to accept truth and repudiate all lies.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
listening is the direct pathway to your heart.
Shemar Sarahadil, Zamboanga City, Philippines
Active listening is hearing with the goal of understanding.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins
Listen with your heart and not your mind. The heart is the center. The great I am; I am, in me. Mind is made of all ones people, places, and things heard since birth.
Cathy C., Charlotte