The next time you find yourself dining on someone's reputation, snacking on someone's feelings, or enjoying a steady diet of nothing except stories about yourself, remember you are talking with your mouth full.

Stop, close your mouth, and listen. It's the other person's turn.

Dwight Currie in How We Behave at the Feast: Reflections on Living in an Age of Plenty by Dwight Currie

 

To Practice This Thought:
The next time you notice your mouth is full, give someone else center stage.

 

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