I don’t  know why, but I really like this image and saying.

OK, well yes I do. I know so many ‘educated’ people who just love to hear themselves talk. About anything. It doesn’t matter if what they say actually is based on fact or not, if they believe it to be true you can’t change their mind.  They rarely hear you and often talk right over you when you are speaking, as if your thoughts are of little consequence.

The smartest people I know are frequently in the background, just listening and absorbing. They take their time to actually think about what they’ve heard, perhaps do a little research before they offer an opinion.  They may not have a degree or a college education but they are often more intelligent.

And you know what? The ones I will listen to and take to heart are those who speak little and listen much. They are a pleasure to be around because of their open minds and willingness to consider what you have to say, even if they don’t agree with it.

Are you more educated or smart?

I hope I’m learning to be a little more Smart everyday.

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