All Big Ideas Start with Listening

By Colleen Donahue

We find ourselves in 2019 in a country with a growing incivility to one another. The president calls anyone who is not on his wave length --"losers" or liars. Our lawmakers have almost stopped working with one another if they are from the other party. This has worked down to us as citizens. We dare not bring up the topic of politics or we might alienate a family member, friend or customer. This was not always the case in our country as we'll see in this famous painting called The Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull. It expresses some of why it is so important that we learn to listen.

The Importance of Listening