Copyright Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York When you tell people they matter, often you don’t know right away – or ever – if they believe you, or are listening at all. Sometimes, you start to feel that maybe you don’t matter. But know this: They DO Believe. They ARE Listening. You DO Matter. In some instances you learn later about the impact you had on someone, and in some instances, you never learn about it. But the fact remains: when you tell, and show, people that they matter, to you and to the world, you change and save lives, to a degree you can only imagine.