Some say we learn from our mistakes, I also learn from other’s mistakes. I also learn how to act by noticing how others some times do what I do without realizing it. I was listening to a person go on and on about how great she is, talking about the things she did in the past always having a story about how great she is, not giving me a chance to put a word in the conversation, talking so much and half the things I was not interested in. I had to listen because I did not want to be rude. When she left, I realized, that I too do the same thing. I wonder how many times I have bored a person to death without meaning to. I have truly learned, and am now a better person, because I will make sure not to hog the conversations and listen. Maybe it is my ego, that unconsciously makes me do that. Some people do it because unconsciously they want to feel great. Others misunderstand it and think that people like me want to be better than others or some times jealousy is the perpetrator. Whatever reason, I have had enough sense to learn and but understand them better.
I have seen many people walk away or hide from others instead of trying to understand that some of these people are also lonely and in need of talking to some one. Some are lonely because they live by themselves and have no one to talk to. or the people at home do not talk to them. A lot of younger people do not talk to seniors either, they forget that they too will one day go that road. We have to understand and hope that we may never run into the same situation.
Many of us talk a lot because we just like to talk. Remember that it may be your fault if someone talks a lot, listen , reply to their conversation, make them feel wanted and hear them. You will one day get there too.