To be listened to is, generally speaking, a nearly unique experience for most people. It is enormously stimulating. It is small wonder that people who have been demanding all their lives to be heard so often fall speechless when confronted with one who gravely agrees to lend an ear. — Robert C. Murphy
When we lend an ear, and do so sincerely, something comes over the speaker and the listener both. It is the beginning or deepening of a bond. For those who have been rarely listened to, this event can be a lifeline; the beginning of feeling valued and appreciated. Your listening to others has a positive ripple effect of unknown reach. And all you need to do is listen!