Listening is willing to be changed by what you hear.
Look round the habitable world, how few
Know their own good, or, knowing it, pursue!
“Who do you allow to live in your head?”
The only thing is, people have to develop courage. It is most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtues consistently.
~ Maya Angelou
When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.
~ Thomas Sowell
There are probably exceptions to this but I think this applies almost all of the time.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~ Robert Brault (American Operatic Tenor 1963)
“ When I give, I give myself. ”
~ Walt Whitman
Whenever you look at a piece of work and you think the fellow was crazy, then you want to pay some attention to that. One of you is likely to be, and you had better find out which one it is.
~Charles F. Kettering
Same goes for ideas, opinions, statements, philosophies.
Also there is the possibility that you are both crazy. Where there is disagreement at least one person is wrong.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
~ Marcus Aurelius