9 Situations Where It’s Best to Hold Our Tongues

Knowing what to say is important, but the real deal is to know when to keep your mouth shut. The next time you feel like you have to respond to someone, especially if you’re angry, remember the words of famous Sufi poet Rumi: “The quieter you become, the more you’re able to hear.” And listening more and better hasn’t caused any tension, unlike talking when you just need to be quiet.