Listen to the words people tell you. If you listen closely you will notice the joy, happiness, sadness, pain, or whatever they are trying to tell you.
Sometimes we get so wrapped up into what we want to say, that we ignore the words of others. Listening is something that we all need to work on.
When we ignore people we end up ignoring their right to be heard. We ignore their right to feel valued during a conversation.
Listening means to acknowledge the person who is speaking about their issue.
Listening also means you should have open ears even though you may not understand what it is they are going through.
Listening involves being respectful for the other person. However, sometimes this is asking a lot from people. Especially the ones who hate you.
Listening requires you to set yourself aside and be mindful with the words that are coming from someone else.
I think a lot of us listen with the intention of speaking our side that we don’t even bother to take a second to listen. This is why we can’t ever seem to get our point across to the ones who are out to defeat us.
There’s a reason why our haters can’t seem to listen. Listening requires respect. Respect is far from what our haters have for us.
So if you have ever been in a place where you weren’t being listened to and valued, give someone else your listening ears. Perhaps you will learn something new.