Receive rather than filter through your own understanding.
Focusing on what is right keeps what is wrong from distracting away from the power to do the next best thing.
This attitude refuses to hesitate before speaking. It’s difficult to wait for the end of a question before answering it or wait for a statement before reacting to it. Not seeing where one is led by a question or statement causes one to fall into a trap publicly or privately. Hesitation restores control of the conversation, not its domination by oppositional defiance.
Hesitation in most circumstances prevents one from missing what someone just said and prevents from being controlled by their last or former remark.
A reluctant and argumentative attitude gives access to half a mind that listens only to what agrees with you and rejects the rest. It could mean you are thinking seriously but not necessarily listening to know without the no.
I didn’t mean what I meant.
Removes the limits of excuses and explanations.
Truly knowing more particularly.