To listen means to make an effort to hear or pay attention, to give heed or to take advice. The proverb says a wise man will hear. This is saying that if we are wise, we will be good listeners. The reason wise people listen is because they know they learn more by listening. Wisdom is not an inherited gift; rather it is acquired through paying attention when listening and learning by observing and taking the time to understand.
Listening can make us wiser and able to focus on the message without judging or comparing, and are able to respond in a helpful way. We will also be known as a good listener and earn the right to be listened to in return. And lastly, we will discover the needs of others.