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Today, try to stop and listen. Humans need to learn to listen to nature and the words and feelings of their fellow human beings. Many of these people are already suffering from the effects of climate change. We share a future on this planet with these people. A complete lack of balance between humans and nature is changing the planet and creating impossible futures for younger generations of people. Open yourself up to the reality that we live in, and that is under attack by a lack of listening.

…communication is far more than just speaking effectively. It involves a specific type of listening, one that is active rather than passive. It means engaging with your conversation partner in an open, empathetic way that ensures your connection is a collaboration rather than a contest.

Spiegelman, Erica. The Rewired Life (Kindle Locations 1812-1814). Hatherleigh Press. Kindle Edition.