Just listen to my New Year pledge
Can you change your personality? It's the time of New Year resolutions, when we all think about trying to become that someone we'd rather be – lighter, brighter, better.
Since becoming very friendly with a person who's a fantastic listener, I keep resolving, every night in bed, that tomorrow I will just listen.
I won't feel the need to give my opinion or to fill the silence, I'll just listen.
So far that's worked about as well as the Haass (above) talks on flegs.
Maybe I'm just not built for shutting-up. But I'll resolve to try it again anyway. Here's to 2014 – the Year of the Ear!