May I suggest a new year resolution?

Ask more questions of yourself. Ask more questions of others. By default most are tellers. Giving advice, recounting our stories, and stating our opinion comes naturally. To inquire takes intention. Curiosity is something that must be cultivated.

What do you think would change if you asked one question of someone for every comment you made about yourself? How would your relationships change? What would you learn?

Will you try this?

The first step is to compile a bunch of good questions. These links will get you started.