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Listening is to pay attention and closely hear what others have to say.



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  • “Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

    —Dr. Joyce [Diane Bauer] Brothers Psychologist, Author

  • “Listening to people keeps them entertained.”

    —Mason Cooley U.S. Aphorist

  • “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.”

    —Alfred Döblin German Expressionist Novelist

  • “Every person in this life has something to teach me--and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.”

    —Catherine Doucette

  • “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

    —Robert Frost Poet

Value Ideas For Listening


Chat up a stranger when waiting in line.


Eat lunch with your coworkers, and away from computers.


Keep the television off all evening, and play games with your family.


Consider how many times you reference what a friend said through social media. Reach out to them directly instead.


Give someone your undivided attention.

Stories About Listening

A Friend To Be There

Submitted by Anonymous

It was a fairly chilly Wednesday night, and for some reason, I had decided to go to Pioneer Girls (kind of like girl scouts)....

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Submitted by Ryan

Listening is important to me because if you don’t listen you can’t become a successful leader. If someone is trying to tell...

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Submitted by Ashlie

14 May 2014
When I moved down to Florida, I moved because of some issues I was having in Utah....

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Everyday Hero Stories

Mystery Princess P

My hero isn't stunningly beautiful. My hero doesn't talk; she isn't even human. My hero is my Arabian mare, Missy. She...

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Kenny W

My Dad is my hero because he has taught me everything I know. He has provided for me and my family through all the trying...

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Jen O

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...

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I hope that this website is embraced as it is very much needed!
Nicole, Newark De

Listening is a way to show you care about a person.
Steven B., Seattle, Washington

Doing what's right is not always easy.
Dan, Amesbury, Ma

Love ,Listen ,Laugh ,And Live
Mark, Miami , Florida

I love Thank you
Liz, England London

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