We all have two ears and one mouth, but for some reason, we act as if we have two mouths and one ear. If that sounds funny, it isn't meant to sound funny. It is true if you watch the reactions of people to one another.
We are so eager to tell another person what they should do. We are so eager to be an authority on something because of what we've been told. We are so eager to make sure the world or social media knows how we think, lest anyone go astray.
Yet, if you really want to know the most helpful thing you can do for another, it isn't telling them what they should do! It is being there for them without an agenda of any type. It is being there and listening to them with both ears and an open heart. It is shutting your mouth off long enough so you can hear them.