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I Listen to What Others Have to Say

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 129 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 21 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 Dec 16

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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 Dec 16

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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 Dec 16

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    I think effective communications are key to reducing misunderstandings and promote healthy relatioships.
    wnt2kno wnt2kno 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    It's Christmas Eve again and I am reflecting on the nastiness of my family. This year my uncle died of brain cancer. I realized a month before his death that he was the strongest...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Mine are a 34GG and I'm only a size 10 (UK) which makes them look like footballs stuck inside my sweater so it's not easy to hide them! But I want to ask a question really. Have...
    Bustyshylady Bustyshylady 31-35, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 12 Responses a week 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 4 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 Dec 13

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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 Dec 13

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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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    At first he happen to be caught in her glance, she had not noticed him her eyes were only focused on a friend as they whispered. Then slowly his existence started to grow, her eyes...
    Moonlight94 Moonlight94 18-21, F Nov 27

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    As I reflect on my life...I am forever thankful for the bad things that have happened in my life. For they have open my eyes to the good things that I obviously didn't pay much...
    LosNLove LosNLove 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    you know those people who talk about themselves and don't ever acknowledge what you say in response, the ones who think they're the only one in existence? ? well I met a real...
    nodkat nodkat 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 8

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    I love my husband. I have a bad habit of interrupting every once in awhile when I think of something relevant- I don't interrupt because what I have to say is more important, I...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I love my husband. I have a bad habit of interrupting every once in awhile when I think of something relevant- I don't interrupt because what I have to say is more important, I...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    What if you lost your ability to Love ? What if the ability to enjoy everything was taken away from one day to the next ? This is a glimpse into my life suffering from a mental...
    jeromeleegriffin jeromeleegriffin 41-45, M Nov 30

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    Those words you said "I want to remain as friends" and "I knew you liked me for a while" took me by surprise. I didn't know what they until a couple of hours later when I finally...
    Evoriya Evoriya 16-17, F Dec 1

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    It's a desperate moment when you just need to talk to someone, to feel a connection with someone, to fill the gaping hole in your heart, but there's not a soul to do that for you...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I would like to begin by stating my thanks to all those who have continuously supported me through everything (a few I should mention are RowenaBrana, loveyourselfalwaysxx, and...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F Dec 15

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