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Talking Is Easy, Listening Is Hard Work

Take this simple test: After your next long conversation with someone, estimate what percentage of it you spent talking. Be honest. No, you're already underestimating. How do I know? Because it's more fun to talk than to listen. Talking is like drinking a great Cabernet. Listening is like doing squats … Listening is like reading a corporate report. Talking is like eating a cinnamon bun.

—Rob Lazebnik, a writer for the TV show The Simpsons

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