I used to be an avid talker. I had my box full of topics to debate over thanks to my over-consumption of TV, Twitter, and Reddit.
Over the past few years, I have learned the virtue of listening and silence. It has truly transformed me in better self.
The virtue of listening has helped me with not taking an instant or rash decision. In crude terms, I am using my prefrontal cortex more efficiently.
The advantage of listening is that you won’t burn yourself in arguing non-rationally.
The acceptance of the truth that “I don’t know anything” helps in seeing the world very logical.