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In An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love, Richard also addressed his daughters, Jasmine and Kenna. "If I could live this life over again, I'd spend less time talking and more time listening. Saying goodbye to the girls, I cried when I realized I hadn't listened nearly enough to them over the years and they have so much to say. In my attempts to share my own wisdom, I've missed out on hearing theirs," he wrote. "That's something I'd change for sure and it would have been easy to do."

Jasmine says despite what he wrote, her dad was far from how he described himself. "I think that he was the most amazing listener," she says. "And that was one of the things that I loved most about him."

"That is what everybody is looking for," Oprah says. "They're looking for the fact that I'm not just talking and you're listening, but I feel that you heard what I had to say."
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Published on December 05, 2007

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