shut up and learn

Knowing what to say when sure is a lovely feeling. The ability to add value to a conversation by providing just the right insights can feel rewarding.

On the other hand, there is absolutely no shame in sitting back to listen to others talk about a topic they’re more skilled and experienced in. Knowing when not to speak is presumably more important than knowing when to speak.

The Buddha allegedly said: “If your mouth is open, you’re not learning. A wise person can enter and dwell in his own teacher’s knowledge, having realized it for himself through knowledge.”

Minimize talking, maximize listening.

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