I work to distinguish the difference between talking with people and talking to them. I wasn't always that way. I inherited from my mom a tendency to talk too much. My old business partner jumped me about it once, a long time ago. That was pretty disturbing, but I began to work on my listening skills. It's become easier as I've grown older, I think because I've "de-centered", realizing that my personal impact on the world around me is much less than I once thought it was. There I go again. I is everybody's favorite topic.