Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Wisdom from my Starbucks cup

“You can learn a lot more from listening than you can from talking. Find someone with whom you don’t agree in the slightest and ask them to explain themselves at length. Then take a seat, shut your mouth, and don’t argue back. It’s physically impossible to listen with your mouth open.”

-John Moe

I like it.


1 comment:

Comrade Kevin said...

True that.

I like to talk and I like to be opinionated. And I think I do that listening thing fairly well, except that I'm often playing mental chess and anticipating what they say next so that I can make my case more effectively.