“Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.”
A friend sends a quote of the day. This one caught my attention: “A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while they get to know something – Wilson Mizner.” I was reminded of how great listeners that I have known have progressed in their careers, many times faster than those who are not great listeners. As Mizner says, we get a double whammy of good when we listen well.
Solomon was wise. Listening is part of his prescription for gaining greater wisdom. When we listen to other people we are showing them respect and honoring their time with our attention. And when we do that, we might be doing something that no one has done for them in awhile.
Reference: Proverbs 1:5 (New Living Translation)