Listening is not the same with everyone I talk with daily.
I may hear some while I pay more attention to another.
One I may acknowledge that I'm listening, but far from it.
The ancients had the prophets to deal with often.
Amos, among the classic prophets of the Scriptures, challenged that attidude of the rich toward the poor and needy.
People listened, rebelled, and reacted or responded to the daunting challenge of the prophet.
The clarion call required a response.
Who do I listen to?
To whom do I give my ear?
To whom I give my ear may form my virtues, strengths, and values that include or exclude people.
Listening may all the difference in the world where I live my daily life.