When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. – Dalai Lama
We know how intelligent people always prefer listening more rather than telling something. They, most of the time are great listeners.
However, do you know why these people prefer to listen more rather than talking much? Well, it’s because everyone else likes talking. Everyone has their own point of view, and they always want to prove a standpoint.
But, while listening, smart people hear everything the other person has to offer with inner calmness and composedness. They are at those times listen to the words carefully.
They will listen to everything the person wants to tell and they will have the ability to understand their point of view. It will help them to understand what people want to tell them.
The people who are talking with them are only repeating what they already know. What their life has taught them in their years on earth. They talk out of their experiences.
Therefore, when intelligent people listen to them, it doesn’t matter if they want to follow their suggestions or not, they will learn about the different experiences they have gone through. This way, they will become mature enough to think of other different ways with which they can deal in such conditions.
Likewise, this quote says: When you listen, you learn different things that other people already know, and then you can share your opinion about the topic. This way, you will interact, and you will eventually learn new things.
Thus, talking is important, but listening is more important. Because that way, you will learn something new, and learning is growing as a better human being.