Some people listen so they can understand. Others listen waiting for the time to butt in with their reply. They are not interested in the truth; just want to win the argument. They never learn. Others stop not because they lost the argument but because they see the exercise is futile. These are the people who are wise. Make sure you and I belong to the first group. We want the truth, we want to learn and we want to understand. So we listen more and speak less but we learn and we understand.