You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).

The “Great Thanksgiving Listen” aims to capture the stories of a generation of elders over one weekend. But the questions you can ask are useful every day.

Between them, Dave Isay of StoryCorps and Brandon Stanton of the photography website, Humans of New York, have collected more than 75,000 stories from regular folks around the world. They share their thoughts on how to get the best out of people.

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From Hula to Griot, Calypso to Zajal, here are just some of the storytelling traditions used across the globe.

Dave Isay shares ten love stories that have been shared in Storycorps booths across America. Warning: bring tissues.

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Plus: 3 stories of gratitude and generosity from StoryCorps