"I've learned about the poetry and the wisdom and the grace that can be found in the words of people all around us when we simply take the time to listen." - Dave Isay Stocksy and iStock hide caption

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The Act Of Listening

Listening — to loved ones, strangers, faraway places — is an act of generosity and a source of discovery. In this episode, TED speakers describe how we change when we listen deeply.

Artist Honor Harger says Jupiter sounds like "ocean waves breaking up on the beach." Robert Leslie/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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What Does Space Sound Like?
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Space Oddity (Instrumental) David Bowie

Rev. Jeffrey Brown speaking about how listening helped reduce the homicide rate in Boston. Bret Hartman/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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How Can Listening Transform An Entire Community?
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Sit & Listen (Instrumental) Wax Tailor
Barely Listening So Many Dynamos