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I Like to Listen

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    I Hear You

    I really get a lot of pleasure out of listening to what people have to say. While I'm not always sure what to reply afterwards, depending on what it is I'm being told, I still love it. I love how a person seems relieved, after, to have opened up. I like how they feel I was a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 12, 2010

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    i'm Not Much of a Talke...

    i'm not much of a talker...heh but i'll listen to someone talk all day. if they need to rant, my friends know to come to me because i'll listen. i'm terrible at saying things during the rant, like "active listening" in the sense of responding. but i'll listen and...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2008

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    What To Listen For

    An Indian was in downtown New York, walking along with his friend, who lived in New York City. Suddenly he said, "I hear a cricket." "Oh, you're crazy." "No, I hear a cricket. I do! I'm sure of it." "It's the noon hour. You know there are people bustling around, cars honking...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    I've learned that listening is important.

    .. often more important than trying to give advice or to try and solve a problem. A lot of times, when people talk, it's just because they need someone to listen to them and empathize.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    And hopefully you do too

    for this massage : I won't be on a lot today. It's my last day with my grandparents. So please stop getting upset with me. Thx
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Ears Open

    Sometimes its all you gotta do for people.. just sit and listen to them and be there while they vent or they talk..  It tends to be one of the best things when they are in a bad mood.. cuz afterwards they feel better... sometimes you just gotta vent or cry or throw a...
    dejavudreamer dejavudreamer 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    I Love to Listen to People ...

    I love to listen to people so I can pick apart what they say and determine if they are lying. Most people lie on a daily basis. I like to call them out on it.
    EPspy EPspy 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2008

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    yes. ...

    yes. unless someone has told me the SAME story like a gazillion times.. but,, yes, I listen, just as I appreciate be listened to too!
    justANNIE justANNIE 46-50, F Jul 11, 2008

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    jessikaray jessikaray 26-30, F Jun 18

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    A Helping Ear..

    I love just to sit and listen, whether I'm listening to friends, or just random conversations in a crowded room, it doesn't matter. For years already friends have come to me to just 'let it all out', and I was more than happy to hear what they had to say, sometimes I even helped...
    TeachMeAnything TeachMeAnything 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    I Will Listen to Anyone. ...

    I will listen to anyone. I believe we all have a story to tell. I also believe people do not listen enough and only hear what they want to hear. It is one of the hardest things to do as when someone is talking, our minds are thinking of the things we wish to say, or something...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 11, 2008

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    Good Listener

    I don't really like to talk much but I just love listening. I really like to listen to peoples problems and then help them solve them. All my friends always come to me when they have issues and I wouldnt have it any other way.
    brighteyed brighteyed 18-21, F Aug 4, 2007

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    A problem shared is a problem halved!

    Corny but true! Always feel better after talking things through. If anyone wants to be problem solving buddies I'm hereeeee
    Purplenapkins Purplenapkins 22-25, F Jan 30

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    Someone From Outer Space Ta...

    Someone from outer space taught me once that «to make friends, you gotta let the other one talk more than U do». To listen and to ask questions is the key. Valuable lesson.
    numisiro numisiro 36-40, M Jul 11, 2008

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    Bored Outa My Mind

    Hello... Omg... I am really bored so if you wanna talk or what not I am here...
    misslead misslead 22-25, F 2 Responses May 31, 2007

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     But Not When the Pers...

     But not when the person talking isn't interesting at all.
    hvic hvic 18-21, F Jul 11, 2008

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    Hearing New Thoughts

     When time brings a moment to meet a stranger and engage in conversation with them, it is a special honor.  Unfortunately time is limited and you have to utilize it well. For me using the limited time to listen to another is a time very well spent. I constantly...
    Azoru Azoru 26-30 4 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    “Learn to listen to your child

    as much as you expect them to listen to you”
    PsychicLisa PsychicLisa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I Want to Listen More

    I think I really need to work on this.  I'm not terrible, I don't think, just significantly off where I'd like to be.  It might in part be because I'm pretty isolated at the moment, so whenever I talk to people, I feel like I'm overwhelmed by things I need to get off my...
    celticflame celticflame 21-25, F Nov 22, 2007

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    Real Listening Is An Art.

    Talking is easy, being quiet and allowing the other person to talk takes skill. I feel a vast amount of people don't possess real listening skills. We may politely wait for the other person to finish a statement so that we can respond but while they are speaking in our mind we...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    I like to listen and give my opinion.

    Some times people get mad because they ask you something and they want you to feel petty for them and lie.... To my what that fu...... You ask me if you are not ready to listen the true. I hate went people pretend they listen to you but they really don't is so or respectful to...
    cocokranz cocokranz 36-40, F Jun 1

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    Listening Is Caring

    I am an introvert and I've always been shy. I love to just watch and listen to people. I find out so many things about a person just by listening to them. I think many people would be surprised how much I notice about them. In a world full of extroverts it seems like it's getting...
    Christabel Christabel 19-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2007

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    I´m Interested In, What You Have To Say!

    Everyday I get the chance and honor of being in someone´s special life.  That I can be able to listen and feeling, what they are all about.  Like what they are worrying about or seems to be lost.  Me is the one they call to talk, laugh and to cry.  I want them to know that...
    FaroesePearl FaroesePearl 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Please Listen

    When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked. When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why I shouldn't feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings. When I ask you to listen to me and you feel you have to do...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Now I Listen With My Heart....

    I grew up in church where we were always told to pay attention and listen. I didn't always do that of course church to me was boring, why did I have to listen to something boring!! Until I started going to this one church where there were deaf people attending it. They had an...
    hardenedhart70 hardenedhart70 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    ... Or Have I Just Not Worked Out How to Talk Yet?

    In conversation, I'm pretty much always the listener. In some ways, I think that's just because I'm inclined that way - interested in what people have to say,have a knack for listening well, and am happy to keep myself concealed. It's probably been exagerated by the training I...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    Listening Is Cooler Than Talking.

    I like to listen because there is so much less energy required, and just being an open ear can really help someone out. So by just sitting and applying mindful listening to a conversation can really make the talking party feel really good, and all I have to do is pay attention. I...
    Heromelon Heromelon 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    I'm Right Here ...

    if my friends ever need me I am here to listen. Whatever you need to tell someone won't be judged if told to me; I'm quite open minded. 
    missymonkery missymonkery 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    I Listen Because You Listen

    I like to listen.....quite simply because very often I need someone to listen to me.Some days I have all sorts of crazy thaughts and things going around in my head and I know what can happen when you leave these things there for too long. There are some things that you just can't...
    gavin1968 gavin1968 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    I Like It

    i like listening to people, and i like people to think that they can trust to talk to me. I hate to tell other people my own feelings and thoughts, but i like to give people advice when they need it, and comfort them.
    sezy sezy 16-17, F Aug 9, 2007

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    I Prefer to Listen...

    ...because I can't start a conversation to save my life. :P At least, not online. Somehow, I have more luck starting one in real life. Even then, it's not that often.
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M Nov 6, 2007

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    Especially to this peaceful

    sound: http://youtu.be/QY3YipDWhhs <3
    Innocence28 Innocence28 26-30, F Jul 6

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    its raining and im about to sleep, just like to share that because im happy right now and you should be happy too. :-)
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    somewhere over the rainbow_what a wonderful by Israel kamakawiwo-ole also good while playing along or singing along i just hope i could change my life soon
    EnigmaticCasper EnigmaticCasper 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    When I'm in the car and a sad song starts playing I pretend I'm in a movie.
    reg212 reg212 13-15, F Aug 12

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    I love reading! All types of books but there are some that you read that just draw you in. You become do absorbed in it that it feels like you coming up for air when you stop...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    #wasplaying no type ~ ~ rae scrummed something like that if it wrong my fault like they just slayed before going to bed woke up stomach ache :(
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I always get teased because I listen to kpop and I don't 'understand it' it's been a part of my life for 4 years and ppl can't accept that
    kellylopez kellylopez 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was in elementary school back in the 80s. And I grew up with an aunt only 9 years older than me. So when she became a teenager, she used to make me these mixed tapes of music...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 12

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    After having lost my health, mobility, career and many other things, I look back and realize that my only contribution to this world has been that I have listened to many many...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    If someone dropped me a message and said they just needed to vent there frustrations on someone, or needed to talk something through ... I would listen with and open heart and help...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I love to listen to people talk. Everyone has a story, and I love to listen to stories. Not only stories but problems I love to listen to my friend's problems and if they ask for...
    Cherishmiracles Cherishmiracles 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I've open my home for many people, friends, people I've only known for a couple of weeks and its followed by sitting them down on my table and listening to them cry, hearing their...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    What can you hear? Sounds of the tv blaring? Listen! What can you hear? People mumbling around you? Listen! What can you hear? A distant dog barking? Listen...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    My Pastor taught me how to listen. I used to have a great desire to counsel others, in fact it is what I hope to do as a career one day, but I didn't start out too well. My Pastor...
    ThatBrandonGuy ThatBrandonGuy 18-21, M Aug 16

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    I've always try to be a good listener to other people and what they have to say. I really enjoy listening anyways because you learn so much more when you listen then talk. I've...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    i always like to listen other people and i am sure i am good listener. i listen them without judging them.
    berealistic81 berealistic81 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Its 7:40pm... Dad is at work. Jake is at football practice and im laying in bed. My dad has been home. Its good and bad. In the morning. Dad wakes up. And when hes leaving for work...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 1 day ago

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