That sounds like a nice thing to say; but in reality, if I were the one who had something to say that could be of benefit to the other person - than, no, I don't think I should always follow that rule. Sometimes one person has more to say than the other, in which case we should listen (of course). When we're the ones who have more to say, then I think we should say it. I don't think there can be rules for normal, healthy, conversation.
I think the main thing is that we listen when someone needs us to listen, when they have one word to say or a thousand.
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For sure. That is why the Good Lord gave us two ears and one mouth as someone said.
The art of listening is a skill very few master. Even when we speak, it should be brief and to the point.
Listen to the breeze sometimes or the sound of running water
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