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Listen More Than You Talk

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7 months ago
Topics: Life

It is safe to say that listening is a lost art. It has been replaced by broadcasting, self-promotion and boosterism. Yet listening is one of the greatest skills any of us can develop and practice. If we listen deeply to one another, we can better understand people's needs and help them to work through their problems. We can have more informed conversations and be able to resolve our differences more effectively.

Our ability to listen can bring us closer to our partner, family, friends and colleagues. Listening deepens the bonds of friendship, opens lines of communication and enables us to give the best counsel possible to our friends and colleagues. For centuries, there have been numerous books written about listening, but listening is one of the most difficult skills to master because it requires patience and discipline. You may want to get your message across or move a conversation forward, but if you don't pause long enough to listen, you may not discover all that is important. And when you don't listen closely to others, they may not feel heard by you.


It may seem counter-intuitive, but when you listen more than you speak you will find that people will almost always talk about themselves and what matters to them most. They will tell you what they want and need. When you ask questions, you are not just finding out about them, but you are also displaying your genuine interest for who they are and what they have to offer. Our conversation with this person will be successful because when someone feels like we genuinely care about them, they want to help us and our goals. When we care about someone, there is more value in the relationship because we both feel like we have something to gain by working together on a project or task.

You might be thinking... "But I do care about people!" Well that's great, but simply telling a person that we care doesn't always lead to a successful conversation and collaboration. Sometimes it's best to just listen, then take a second to really look at the situation.

In today's society, it is easy to focus on ourselves and our aspirations. We spend a lot of time thinking about our lives, our careers, and our goals. We also spend time trying to improve our relationships. It's important to pay attention to ourselves, but we shouldn't forget to listen to others. It's easy for us to say what we do for others, but do we really know how they feel? It's important for us to really listen and understand their needs and the struggles they face.

What can you do to help others?

How are you helping someone in need today? How can you help someone who is going through a difficult situation? How can you help educate people?

Listening to others is an important way to help them. When we listen without interrupting and give them the support and encouragement that they need, we are truly helping them out. Listening also helps us understand people better and gives us a chance to reach out and gain new friends. Be a better listener and share your special talents with others, because it will make you a better person.


Listen. It's one of the most valuable skills you could ever learn. And yet it's one that gets overlooked. Listening is one of the best things a human being could possibly do, it improves your perception and understanding of the world around you and the people in it. Most importantly, listening makes you able to help those around you, which is something that everyone needs a bit more of these days.

In addition to being an art itself, listening is also incredibly useful for other things:

• You can learn more about the person you're talking to and therefore know better how to relate to them

• It shows that you are focusing on what they're saying and not thinking of something else

• It makes your conversation partner feel important—and they'll respond better to you

• It shows you're interested in what they have to say—which makes them want to tell you more

• You can pick up on ways they might be similar to you or different from you and then adjust your actions accordingly.

If we want people and society to improve, we need to start treating communication like an art and learning how to listen.

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It still depends on how we listen to my friend giddyboy. We must think carefully about whether we will listen to it and whether it will help our daily lives.

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7 months ago

We should listen them I agreed. Because when we listen carefully we can solve that problem in good way. We can't ignore people desires if we are going to implement our policy without listening their needs. I love to sit with a needy man and will serve two hours in listening his or her problem and execute in solving his or her problem in one minute.

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7 months ago

Do you know it's good to listen and observe, if you listen and always observing, you will actually talk or say less! Hence, making them to respect one in the community

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7 months ago

I am also a good listener, when someone tries to communicate I give my full support to finish their expressions. Actually it feels good to be a listener. For that I had a good realtion with my high school teacher.

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7 months ago

There is a lyric in one of my favorites "People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening". Sometimes we hear yet not every time we listen. (Oww got idea for a new article haha)

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7 months ago

Exactly my friend, our ability to listen can bring us many good things, like make us closer to people, deepens the bonds of our relationships, give the best counsel to others, and show that we care about them.

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7 months ago

One thing I've always done is that, I take my time to observe and listen to people before I do what's on my mind. I believe that if I listen to them, they may help me out. Listeners are smart and intelligent people!!

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7 months ago

Talk less, listen more. That's the code

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7 months ago

Just listening can put us in right thinking, we just let it process and listen before we give our feedbacks and opinions about something, also I believe listening is another trait of being smart.

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7 months ago

We can help others by carefully listening to their problems and offering suggestions on what they can do about it,it's the best help we can offer to them.

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7 months ago

There is a reason we have two ears and one mouth .

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7 months ago

kung hindi ka marunong makinig,at putak ka nang putak tlagang hindi masulosyunan ang problima. Thanks for this blog . Ang laki nang natutunan ko dtu.

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7 months ago

Indeed. By listening to a person properly makes things clear to us and a good communication will be composed. If we listen we can understand the situation and if we listen we help them find a better solution with the issue.

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