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I Listen to What Others Have to Say

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 129 People

    Your Thoughts and Opinions Matter to Me

    If there's ever a situation going down I like to know what everyone or that person has to think or say, I want to listen. I seem to be very good listener.. or reader and want to help.
    Marowit Marowit 22-25, F Jan 5, 2009

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    Fall Asleep?!

    I've heard people tell me to "pretend to fall asleep" when people start going off on longer stories. Seriously? You can't give up those few minutes of your life to make a person feel accepted... and you pretend they bored you to SLEEP to get out of it?! LAME. Everyone has a...
    pickledcookie pickledcookie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2010

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    I'm A Great Listener...

    I was never a talkative person. I'm always better at listening to what people have to say. I take what they say, think about it, and try and help them with whatever their talking about. I just don't like listening to boring people.
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F Dec 7, 2010

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    Sometimes

    Whether I listen or not depends on who's talking and what they're saying.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 14, 2011

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    It's One Way to Learn

     That way, you don't have to repeat their mistakes and suffer their consequences.  You learn a hot pan burns the hard way but how much easier it is to learn it without suffering the burn?  Sometimes, in life there is no other teacher than direct experience.  ...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Mar 3, 2009

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    Out Of Respect

    When I began to practice my principle of listening to others' stories it was because I felt in hopes that someone would some day listen to my stories just as intentfully. But the world is doomed and no such things happen. I still listen out of habit and general respect.  I find...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F Dec 23, 2012

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    Wisdom

    you can find great wisdom just by closing your mouth and listening.to the stories of the old,the games little ones play.or just what a freind needs to say.lend them your ears and you will find a whole new perspective on life.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 14, 2009

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    Active listening an art form to get it right,,, remaining empathic, non judgemental, respectful and congruent.. just completed a course in mediation skills, made me think of how...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 18

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    I want to learn how to listen with others blow up or clam up. I find it very difficult to be yelled at or deal with someone who becomes like a "stone wall" and refuses to talk. I...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 3

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    My third anniversary on EP was in August 2014. I am a bit behind. You know how life keeps you busy. So it is time for me to share what I have learned in this past year. I hope you...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 19 Responses Nov 27

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    Why Cate what others think, adapt to them and live the life those people want. When u can not Care, live your life and reach ur dreams.
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You don't know what you have until it is gone. Do not wait until it's gone in order for you to realize you had something/someone wonderful, rather show your appreciation in as many...
    etuh etuh 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    i dont care what you say you dont know me that way i wont let you get me down hoping you will come around just open you eyes and realize what you see is the way god made me, i...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Yet, I do find specific traits and morals that certain cultures have, as unique and admirable. For instance, I love Greek History like Sparta's fighting ethics and my favorite tv...
    city87 city87 26-30, M Dec 6

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    I don't care much about how many friends I have.. In grade 9 I tried to make friends and I got talked about by these ******* but after 2 years I don't care at all.. I prefer to be...
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I believe in being yourself. I no longer try to be what anyone wants me to be. I do not try to be what someone expects me to be and I will not try to change my behavior, looks or...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M Nov 19

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    I really honestly truly want a way to get away from the world I might be up for suggestions depending on what it is thanks
    squiggled squiggled 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I don't waste time worrying about what other people think of me. I am who I am and I'm happy. That's all that matters
    jenna6978 jenna6978 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I get hurt by a different person everyday emotionally not physically whether Its A Friend Of Mine Or A Best Friend Or Heck Even My Boyfriend & I'm So Tired Of Being The 1 Girl Who...
    dessmart1 dessmart1 13-15, F Nov 28

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    I keep reminding myself it's about quality not quantity for the holidays. We have plenty of food, it's the people. It just doesn't feel like thanksgiving with so few. I think it's...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Stupid phone lag made me lost the story - I will try this again. Anyway to the main issue. My boyfriend and I had a long-distance conversation. So I'll re-enact the conversation...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Never date anyone who just tells you to "relax" when you're upset.
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F Nov 18

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    I got take out for dinner the other night. My fortune cookie fortune said " be true to yourself "... So I decided I will...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Nov 23

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    The best part of practical life is I got to do most of important things in my life by myself.
    AbhishekSingh33 AbhishekSingh33 31-35, M Nov 27

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    I will still throw my hands up in the air and walk tall and happy lighting up the world. Not a single **** was/will be given to haters.
    Aquarius1402 Aquarius1402 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    As i look at my face in the mirror realizing how pathetic i am. I need to move on and bring back the sweet smile in my face and the eyes that full of happiness. Yes i will be happy...
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I wouldn't advise it! I did this for years! And it just leaves you feeling sad and depressed. And there's every chance that things you 'remember' weren't exactly how they actually...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 18

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    I am studying Marine Biology at university. Took me a lot of ******* work to get here but i finally am, even though high school said i wasnt smart enough. Moral of the story is...
    TheFlamingLips TheFlamingLips 18-21, M Nov 21

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    I feel the same way as all of you, that no one listens or takes me seriously or even if they do they're pretending and full o crap, even my supposed good friends and family...
    Aybawt Aybawt 31-35 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Well, I stumbled on this site because I was looking for info on TGA. I had an episode in July 2013 and in August the same year I realized I could no longer do my job as I needed to...
    talktomorrow talktomorrow 66-70, M Dec 5

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    Lying in bed with a 20 year old escort , listening to some coyotes making a fresh kill, by the sounds probably a cat and feeling guilty what I have just done, sleeping with an...
    dugsmini dugsmini 51-55, M 14 hrs ago

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    It’s Friday night. I’m sitting in my bedroom alone, listening to music and browsing the web. The last time someone texted me was two days ago. I have no plans for this weekend...
    chilldude82 chilldude82 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 6

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    It's actually pretty fun so I guess I never understood why it's considered a problem. Well, that's not true, it does get very annoying for instances where you desperately need to...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Dec 4

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    check this motivational video one of my fave out of the many I have seen in recent times - we should not need to draw external motivation it should be a driving force from...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    It's kind of a thing I'm known for. I am so fascinated with the minutia of everyone's lives that I find myself invariably asking a zillion questions. Well, maybe not that many...
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M Nov 22

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    My anxiety is getting worse by the second. Whenever I go out I feel like people are judging me on what I wear, how I wear my hair, what sort of makeup I have on and even my...
    notyourbitchxo notyourbitchxo 13-15, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    I sense some sort of positive power in me. Nothing evil, no demons or ghosts, that is something different. Anyway, I am very good at understanding people's point of view, and...
    graciegiraffe99 graciegiraffe99 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was raped when I was 8 years old. It broke me in so many ways. I was battered and in so much pain. It turned me to homosexuality and I thought that it will make thing better but...
    yannie17 yannie17 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    There are many things over a span of years that I have allowed to be said about me, and to me by members of this site. I have told you repeatedly that I do not speak out to...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I am so tired of wasting my tears over things I know I have no control over. Ever since I was little, I'd cry at the tiniest things like accidentally hitting someone, which now...
    EmEn1125 EmEn1125 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Christmas time is getting ever closer and the New Year is close behind. It is a time some of us glance back at the previous year. It is a time of reflection. I am not shiny enough...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Dec 10

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    Where some forget or misconstrue this experience title is for, I have been honored and happy to meet the few who are a part of my circle. I cannot personally say what it is I help...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Paint yourself a picture, something perfectly obscure To hide away the messes behind your manicure And all of my obsessing to find the perfect words Sick of second guessing, I didn...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    message me someone , if anyone needs advice or help i'm always here to listen to what you have to say :) x
    alliixxxx alliixxxx 13-15, F Nov 25

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    Say Anything - I Want To Know Your Plans. I want to know your plans and how involved in them I am. When I go to sleep for good will I be forgiven? And If you want roses you can...
    dropitnow52 dropitnow52 18-21, F Dec 2

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    I think I'm a good listener. I try not to interrupt people and really pay attention to what they're saying. If it's bad, I always try to help them.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F Dec 4

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