Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

10. RONALD RUIZ interviewed by Storycorps facilitator BRETT MYERS

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  Do you agree that people who act out of kindness without expecting anything in return are foolish?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Discuss how Ronald Ruiz’s act of kindness and consideration reflected the best of what it means to be human.

Personal response:  Write your reaction to one or two aspects of the summary you have written, and try to connect this response to the opinion that you expressed before reading the StoryCorps transcript.