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.


Give someone your undivided attention.


Eat lunch with your coworkers, and away from computers.


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


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

Stories About Listening

The Only One There

Submitted 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...

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The Perfect Note

Submitted by Gaby Joy

Colorado. A state of skiing, snowboarding, hiking and many great activities. But who would have known I would fall for...

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Sharing Is Caring

Submitted 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...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Micheal W

My hero is my eighth grade teacher Mr. Williams. He has taught me everything about listening and how to be open to everything...

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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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Cynthia W

My hero is my mother and pastor. She is one of the greatest people, I think, to ever live. She is the best listener in the...

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