June 2, 2014

Speakers vs. Listeners - A little thought From Angelou's Quote

Maya  Angelou
Maya Angelou (Photo credit: Burns Library, Boston College)
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ” - Maya Angelou

This is so very true. Maya Angelou was truly a remarkable poet. However I think we better not take this quote in an absolute sense, because if we were all concerned too much about how others react to what we said, we would hardly get chance to speak what we truly feel or think. So, speakers need to be considerate, listeners also need not to take everything personal. Everything takes efforts from both sides.
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  1. This is one of my favorite quote by Maya. I agree with your point of view on this quote. May be we should only think about people only in case we are doing wrong to them or making them feel worse about themselves.


  2. Yun, that’s a wonderful quote from Maya Angelou, a talented writer and true visionary. Good point that effort is needed on both sides, from speakers and listeners, I agree. Her line “people will never forget how you made them feel,” is so true!