Seeing the world through someone else’s eyes

Children arriving at Ellis Island.

I heard a saying the other day. It went something like: See the world through the eyes of the person you are talking to.

It made me pause for a moment. I felt a little convicted thinking of how often I speak to someone thinking of what I want them to hear while ignoring what they are telling me and why it matters to them.

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Abraham Villarreal

Abraham Villarreal

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.

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