As someone who doesn’t speak a lot, maybe my opinion is going to be a tad biased.
I don’t talk just for the sake of talking. If it’s important, I’ll say it. If not, oh well.
“Think before you speak” is great advice.
I find that I am an extreme listener. When I should be and when I shouldn’t. I also believe everything someone says deserves a response.
People deserve to be listened to. And not in the “I have no idea what you’re saying, so I’ll smile and nod” kind of listening. The kind of listening where you actually care about the words you are hearing. The ideas. The epiphanies. The bad jokes. All of it. Soak it all in.
Be a listener and a lover.
I’d love to hear your comments.