When you’re trying to be clever and quick and witty and wise, you have to be on your toes every minute. It’s a lot easier to relax when you’re just trying to enjoy other folks being clever and quick and witty and wise.
“[W]ith humility of mind, let each of you regard the other as more important than himself.” Philippians 2:3
“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to being listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” Winnie the Pooh