CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
I am committed to LFP because I believe listening, and the understanding that comes from listening, is essential to our political discourse and social interactions. LFP is committed to supporting and expanding the opportunities for us to listen to one another.
I joined LFP because of my wife. During our time together, she has constantly helped me to see situations in different perspectives, and that has made me a better person. If LFP can impact individuals in a similar, positive light then the organization will have been a success.
I joined LFP after meeting Pearce in business school and hearing his passion and message. America is at a turning point in our ability to effectively engage with and consider the opinions of those with whom we disagree. LFP provides a mission and vision to improve that discourse and I joined the organization to further that cause.
Graham Bodie, PhD
I have devoted my professional life to the study of listening. That does not mean I always do it well. Movements like LFP provide everyone with an opportunity to practice one of the most necessary yet underappreciated life skills, listening to others who do not fully see the world as you do. By exposing myself to different opinions, ways of thinking, and experiences, I believe I develop into a better person.
I joined LFP because our country is in desperate need of rational conversations between people who fundamentally disagree. In today's world, we have an increasing ability to isolate ourselves from opposing viewpoints and dissenting opinions. Listen First challenges us to move outside of the echo chambers we have created and actually engage with other opinions by listening to them, not talking at them.
I believe it is our responsibility to make the world a better place. A most foundational way to accomplish this is by revitalizing how we communicate with each other. The Declaration of Independence states "all men are created equal." This demands we respect and listen to all our fellow citizens. I hope my children see civil discourse restored in their lifetime, that will make this world a better place.