This character is made up of several parts. One of the parts is “mind” or “heart.” Therefore, having an open mind and heart is an important aspect of listening. I hope we can all listen to each other with an open heart and learn from each other. I would like discussion forums to be a place where we can have a dialogue. In a large class, you may not be able to read each student’s post carefully, but please try your best and find a few posts that interest you and participate in a dialogue.