Lucky Listener

Scholarship Entrant: Kambrie from College Station, Texas
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.
Vote for Kambrie: 1

Of all of the things a person could do, listening is my absolute favorite. If I could make a living simply listening to other people’s opinions, stories, memories, or anything really, I would be one of the happiest people on the planet. One of the largest issues in today’s society is lack of communication. People talk and talk and talk to a brick wall of other people’s words and few people like to sit there and listen to everyone else’s opinions. I on the other hand, appreciate the opinions of other people and use information given to me by others to shape and enhance some of my own thoughts. I feel that the world would benefit from a professional listener because resolving conflicts would be much simpler if someone knew exactly what was going on from both perspectives of the situation. A career such as this would be similar to that of a translator, except instead of interpreting languages, you would interpret opinions. While expressing ideas through words is very important for conflict to be resolved, listening to the other side is just as crucial. I believe that simply listening to people would be an all around beneficial career, because both sides of a conflict would be able to relax knowing that they would be heard.

Vote for Kambrie: 1

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