Yes! If only we could learn this.
Why is it so hard to keep quiet? I am sure you have seen the wall poster/bumper sticker that says, “Please put the brain in gear before you engage the mouth.” Again and again we experience the failure that comes from ignoring this.
This is a major spiritual issue. It is not just a matter of appearances.
(James 3:6 KJV) And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.Think of the sins connected to the mouth: Lying, gossip, blasphemy. All can be avoided by being silent.
So? Watch your mouth. Everyone else is.