Everyone Deserves to Have their Voice Heard | Words from the wind

Jun 1, 2011 by

Everyone Deserves to Have their Voice Heard | Words from the wind

Today, I had a wonderful talk with an old homeless man. At the end of it, he looked at me almost with tears in his eyes and he said “You know what, I love you, man. Everyone either ignores me or yells at me. You took the time to actually listen to me and that means a lot…”

It was a touching moment.

He taught me that everyone both needs and deserves to have their voice heard.

Homeless man asking for help

Photo Credit:  Denise Allen @ Flickr

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  1. In this related blog, I discuss in far more detail another meeting I had with a stranger, who turned out to be a former priest who was now homeless. He taught me a great deal:

    http://philosophadam.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/reflections-on-a-meeting-with-a-stranger/