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.


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.


Eat lunch with your coworkers, and away from computers.

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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Flickers Of Hope

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The past year has been what I can only describe as horrible. I was the victim of a crime and so many emotions erupted inside...

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As Long As Mable's Able

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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

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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Nickolas T

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...

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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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