“The opposite of talking is not listening. The opposite of talking is waiting”
There’s silence, and there’s peaceful silence.
There’s waiting, and there’s thoughtful pause.
We take listening for granted — both that we need to do it, and that others might not be listening to us.
Having ideas is a beautiful thing! But to make them matter, you have to know how to listen to others — so you can speak their language.
And then they’ll be able to listen to you.