A magnetic and strange thing, a creative force…

another enjoyable collection from the skeptic…

The skeptic's kaddish

The best way to persuade people is with your ears – by listening to them.

Dean Rusk (1909 – 1994)


Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.

Alan Alda (b. 1936)


Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.

Alice Miller (1923 – 2010)


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.

Karl Menninger (1893 – 1990)


At the end of the day, stories connect us, not politics. And there’s so many stories out there waiting to be told. It’s just a matter of who’s…

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~ by Barbara S on October 2, 2021.

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