We had an employee at work who used to regularly punctuate the day with long, drawn-out anecdotes about pretty much anything pointless.... so one day, I asked her politely, to consider first, of what use this information was to her, and then, of what possible use it might be to us.
"There is charm in silence, and wisdom in the unspoken word" I explained. (Don't ask me where that came from. I think I made it up, but doubtless it's re-worked from somewhere.)
Some time later, she approached me, and opened her mouth to speak...paused, then said, "You know, I just had something I wanted to tell you, but I realised how utterly pointless it is." And laughing, she walked away.
I think if we were to apply the same premise to everything we think of saying, it would be a lot quieter, over all......
Mouth and ears - use in proportion. Then use Mind to consider whether portion worth the effort.
Ok, I'm done.
PS: Good Morning Mr Retro.
Nice to see you again.