Learning When to Shut Up

I am 52 years old and I am ashamed to admit that for the first time I am finally getting it that sometimes the best recourse is to say nothing. I have always been a big talker, but I read somewhere a long time ago, though it didn't sink in, that people who talk a lot do so because of internal conflict. That's me. I have made my mind up to tone it down, zip 'er up and learn to listen more. Sometimes the best lessons in life come from the strangest sources.