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


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


Eat lunch with your coworkers, and away from computers.


Give someone your undivided attention.


Chat up a stranger when waiting in line.


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

Stories About Listening

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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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The Only One There

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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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When I was seventeen my grandfather had a stroke. My grandmother stayed by his side at the hospital after his stroke until he...

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Everyday Hero Stories

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Jonah is the singer of a few different bands and he is an angel. Pouring his heart out on stage/off stage/without a...

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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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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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