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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

Stories About Listening

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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You Can, Too!

Submitted by Anonymous

I am 68 years old. I have COPD (emphysema) and have been on oxygen for about six years. I have gone about my regular...

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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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Everyday Hero Stories

Lauren M

Lauren M. is my World Geography teacher and this is my second year having her (she was my world history teacher last year)....

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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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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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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

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