As I wrote elsewhere, it’s high time I learned to shut up.
I talk too much. I say too much and I fill up too much empty space with the noises coming from my mouth. I need to let the silence do its thing.
When I yak at people, I’m not censoring myself. I don’t think of the best way to say something. I don’t sit on it overnight or (better yet) over a few days. I just blurt things out. I’m the proverbial drink from the fire hydrant.
When I write, I do all these things, too, but with better timing. I take time to think before I publish. What comes out is more thoughtful and better expressed.