Just Listen

Scholarship Entrant: KaLinda from Crafton Ave #2013, CA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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I’ve always been someone who can’t stop talking, I know, I’m one of those people. But in all honesty, I absolutely love to talk to people. I love to hear about someone’s past, what makes them the person they are. The history nerd in me probably plays a huge role in this. I love to know about what people have seen and listen to their stories. It’s amazing how much history someone has witnessed! Alongside my hunger for my history fix, I developed a love to listen to people’s problems and their circumstances. I’ve realized sometimes, the only thing missing in someone’s life is someone willing to listen. Willing to listen about their day, or that funny story they’ve wanted to share for the last week. If I could make a living just listening, that could drastically change so many people’s lives. Morgan Freeman says in the movie “Evan Almighty” it takes “one act of random kindness” to change things. Although this is a movie meant to bring some laughter into the home, I feel like these words have some great value. One act of random kindness might be all it takes to stop someone from committing suicide. In order to change the world we have to change people’s hearts one person at a time, and that can only happen if we just take the time to listen to others.

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