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Silence is a reply

Silence is a reply, and it leaves much to infer.

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Listen and observe more in conversation

Spend more time observing and listening in conversation. Don't rush to speak or give opinions. It's needed less than you think.

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Speak more about enduring themes

Spend more time considering enduring themes rather than speaking about specific current events.

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Pause and consider role before responding

Pause and consider other perspectives. Ask questions. Determine role and the right way to respond. Better to get it right than rush and assume.

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Assume good intentions first

Like animals and computers, people can be provoked or poorly programmed. That's not generally the default state.

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Support others by listening and asking guiding questions

Take more time to listen to others. They often don't want feedback or advice. They want to share.

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