All of life is a classroom. God’s creation, Word, Spirit, and people (the church) are constantly speaking if we will hear. His voice is all around us. Prayer is the avenue of His most intimate communication with us. Like radio waves constantly filling the air, all we need do is dial in with a humble heart, and we will begin to hear. We are to be lifelong learners, and everything we need for this process is before us.
Some people suck the life right out of you. When they speak, it is almost always contentious. Their responses and reasonings are shaped by past hurt or lingering bitterness. And hurting people hurt people.