You never really learn much from hearing yourself talk. (George Clooney, actor)

Most people seem to take pleasure in talking. Conversation is one of life’s most enjoyable enterprises. But we don’t like it much when someone monopolizes the discussion. It’s even worse if we’re the culprit. Discussing interesting subjects with friends provides great opportunities for learning. To do so, however, we all need to perfect the art of listening.

Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. (James 1:19)