Silence, it is said, is golden. There are a couple of ways of understanding those words. The first is simply keeping quiet in order to avoid saying something dumb. Or, saying it another way, “it is better not to say anything and have people assume you are a fool than opening your mouth and proving it”. The other golden aspect of silence is that it allows us to listen, to hear and to understand.
But hearing is understanding, you might think. I would suggest…