Does the way you use language build you up, does it remind you of your strengths and potential, or does it subtly, gradually, break you down?
Do you say “Sorry,” “It’s no big deal,” or any number of subtle ‘diminshers?’
Don’t think it matters?
Don’t think the words you speak, internally and externally, impact your current and future life?
Then stop talking and see how things go without language.
Imagine doing that, and feel what the ‘silence’ might be like. Then resolve to fill it going forward with resourceful and constructive words.