My mother often says that I do not listen to people. What she really means is that I do not do what other people say I should do. I do not believe listening to people has anything to do with doing what they tell you to do. It’s important to listen to others but actions are the result of decisions and I have to live with the results. I find it best to not have anyone to blame for my actions other than myself. That makes me feel better in the long run.