These days it seems everyone has an opinion on something and would love to share it with everyone else. Freedom of speech, you cry. As much as someone has the freedom to talk, we have the freedom not to listen.
We talk too much. This is true. We complain, we blame, we snark, we dither, we wag our tongues like there is no tomorrow. We talk, speak, babble, mutter, stutter but we don’t really have anything to say. And when the moment comes when we should speak up, silence wraps around the room like a cold blanket over a fire.
We speak when we actually have nothing to say. It seems we have forgotten the importance of speaking with clarity, with functionality and with thought. Yes, language is a means of expression but let us appreciate silence when necessary and speak only when there is something to be said.
Here’s an interesting article that puts things in perspective much more elegantly than me