In his book, “How to Think Like a Cat”, Stéphane Garnier advises us, “Learn to keep your counsel. learn to no longer be the center of everything at every moment through talking. Listen in order to learn, and know when to keep quiet so as to have more impact when you speak”.
When I was younger, I always liked to “be the center…through talking”. Now I know it is wise to listen and learn at first.