The Importance of Being a Witness to Someone's Life

Season 6 Episode 610
Aired on 03/16/2015 | CC tv-14
Oprah says one particular quote from Cynthia Bond's debut novel, Ruby, the latest selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0, perfectly sums up the message of the book: "If you're brave enough to live it, the least I can do is listen."

Cynthia says she wanted to communicate with her readers the importance of listening and being there for others. "If you have another person with you who has seen it, you're no longer alone," she says. "To listen and to be there, I mean, that is an act of courage."

In the video above, Cynthia reflects on the importance of bearing witness to another person's life.

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