Listening to someone without judgement is the most precious gift you can give to that person.
No one else could walk your path.
When you accept this, you turn off your blinders.
And listen to the person talking to you, instead of figuring out how to give them solutions.
Everyone knows their solutions.
What people are looking for is validation.
Validation comes from not judging what they say.
Which is the last thing we do. And the first thing we must do.