"When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without taking responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good...When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements which seemed insoluble become soluble when someone listens. "
- Carl Rogers
"He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it."
- Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)