“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”
The reason that I love this quote so much is because in today’s society our communication with one another is often lacking. We listen to reply, not to understand. If suddenly an argument were to break out between two people, we are most likely to snap back a sharp reply without considering the feelings or viewpoints of one another. When we instead acknowledge and validate the other persons viewpoint first and then state our opinion, communication becomes much more effective and fights are less likely to occur. I encourage you all to become a better listener and to try and take yourself out of your own shoes to better see the perspectives of others. Just like the quote says above, when we fully listen to understand we may actually learn something new.