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Another fascinating video essay by The School Of Life. Are you listening? Anyone? Hello? To wit:

Though we all long to have our feelings and needs acknowledged, it seems that nothing is more common than for these to be neglected by people around us. We take so little time to listen to one another and to show that we have absorbed what people have told us. As a result, everyone gets increasingly angry and – deep inside – sad. The answer is to make the art of listening a global priority.

Previously: I Am Not My Body

An excerpt from an interview recorded in 2010 with the late great Alan Rickman in which he gives his take on the importance of listening – essential for actors and just about everyone else. To wit:

What you have to say is completely incidental. All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening. And then what you have to say will become automatic.

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