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Letting a maximum number of views be heard regularly is not just a nice philosophical notion. It is the best way any society has yet discovered to detect maladjustments quickly, to correct injustices, and to discover new ways to meet our continuing stream of novel problems that rise in a changing environment.
Every person in this life has something to teach me--and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Rachel Naomi Remen
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger
Peter F. Drucker
Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it's an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.
Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
Catherine M. Wallace
Listen. Do not have an opinion while you listen because frankly, your opinion doesn't hold much water outside of Your Universe. Just listen. Listen until their brain has been twisted like a dripping towel and what they have to say is all over the floor.
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Listening’
The Only One ThereSubmitted 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 life. But something my brother had told me about my high school was sitting in the back of my mind through the beginning of the year. He told me, "If you ever needed someone to talk to, the...
ListeningSubmitted by Ashlie
Ms.A 1A 14 May 2014 Listening When I moved down to Florida, I moved because of some issues I was having in Utah. There came a time when I was in Florida that I had nobody to talk to. So one day I got to finally meet my dad’s part of the family they were honestly as sweet as honey. At first I did not...
ListeningSubmitted by Meredith
It is important to listen because if you don't you will never know the outcome. Also if you want people to listen to you, the right thing is to listen to them.
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Listening’
Mystery Princess PSubmitted by Angela
My hero isn't stunningly beautiful. My hero doesn't talk; she isn't even human. My hero is my Arabian mare, Missy. She listens to me when no one else will. She carries my burdens, releases me from them. I feel a bit of true freedom when I mount her. True friends last forever.
Cynthia WSubmitted by
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 world. She lives and breathes to make sure I am a success for my kids. She always listens to all of my problems and gives me the best advice even if I don't agree. She is not biased. She is...
Jen OSubmitted by Nichole Williams
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 take everything that someone says whether it is good or bad and use it to the best of my abilities in my life. She has taught me how to listen to what people say and try to develop meaning...
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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