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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

The Art of Listening


If you listen to a person long enough, you gain a better understanding of them and can facilitate stronger camaraderie among all parties. That's not to say they will agree any more or less with each other, but allowing people to speak and listening to them seems to make things better all around.

There is a story of two women who shared a house. There was one orange and they both wanted it. Thinking it was fair, they cut the orange in half and went their ways. Had they taken the time to talk and listen to each other, they would have learned that one woman wanted the fruit for eating and the...

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