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Listening to others is crucial in our everyday lives. This is due to the need of having to communicate. Unless you’re a hermit that has no ties to other people, then you will have a conversation with someone at some point in your day. With listening to the other persons in your conversations you will not only be hearing the words they’re saying, but you will understand what is being said. Some things to do to ensure that you’re actually listening would be eye contact, focusing on the other person, and thinking about what they’re saying. These small steps will help to listen effectively to others.