Misunderstood, misused, and misguided, traditional education on listening emphasized the transactional nature of the experience. Offering tips on "how to do it better" and reasons "why we don't do it", the normal approach to listening has created a world where (gasp) no one listens. But, what if it didn't have to be this way? What if listening is not just a soft skill, a tactic, or communication tool? What if listening is a survival skill that offers the purest path to togetherness, unity, and acceptance the world has ever known? Written by Urban Confessional founder, Benjamin Mathes, this collection of short paragraphs will change the way you think about listening and offer nuggets of wisdom gained from years of Free Listening on street corners around the world.