I learn more when I listen than I do when I speak.

I have definitely regretted making derogatory comments to and about other people; but I have no regrets about refraining to make such comments.

My personal goals for casual conversation: Greet each person, when practical, unless there is a sign that the person does not want to be greeted. Commence small talk with none unless there is a sign that it would be welcome.

I've noticed that I have a tendency to make comments that somehow relate the subject of a conversation to myself. I want to break this habit. Not every conversation is about me, nor is there any reason that it should be.

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