On silence

Speak way less. I’ve told you this plenty of times and hate to admonish you for it, but little of your speech is useful. More often than not, you are not intentional enough with your words, which result in unintended consequences. But let’s examine this for a second—is your audience getting the wrong idea, or are you wrong in your expression?

If you have something to say, be intentional and say what you mean. If you don’t have the words to explain yourself, find them first and speak later. Even better, don’t engage in many of the conversations you fall into. This is how you fall into disagreements and debates. Turn inward more often, seek truth on your own, and perhaps you will get somewhere.