The more I listen

WHEN ONE LISTENS and observes, one tends to notice things and learn.

I’m not as good a listener as I could be, but I’ve learned one of the worst things I can do is talk too much.

In my opinion, I tend to talk too much sometimes when I enjoy the person who’s in a conversation with me or when I’m passionate about something.

I think this is because most of the time I am more comfortable as a listener, and less comfortable when I talk.

When the roles are flipped, sometimes I don’t think I have as much of a filter as I should.

I don’t know if my lack of a complete filter is because I’m more comfortable as a listener most of the time, or if it’s just something I can improve with practice.

When I’ve talked too much in the past, I’ve found a little more quietness has served me well.

I’ve always been taught it’s important to listen, but the older I get the more important it becomes.

The more I listen, the more I learn.


This post is a response to Sue’s “listen” prompt.

4 Comments

  1. Casey: a great post. Allow me to share something I heard years ago (I don’t remember the source). “God gave us one mouth to speak and two ears to hear”.

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