• joshua chamberlain

hearing vs. listening

According to Merrian-Webster, the word "hear" is defined as "to perceive or become aware of by the ear," whereas the word "listen" means "to pay attention to sound."

Hearing is a transitive verb. Listening is an intransitive verb.

Hearing is passive. Listening is active.

I'm telling you all this because I'm trying to hear less and listen more.


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