Day 331 (Three-Hundred & Thirty-One) of 365 days
Undeniably, there are millions of people in our society who think little, act even less but talk too much. Indulgence in idle gossip, disgruntled attitudes, bitter criticism of all and sundry, frustration over their sorry plight, fate and “kismet”, have become national pastimes.
Those who can claim that they keep their tongue between their lips and never talk in vain are limited. The talk of common people mostly irresponsible creates the impression that they have little to do. Others are indeed typical people who have nothing worthwhile to say, and yet contrive to spend the longest time in saying it.
The code of the west is things to live by, they were never actually written down, but they were something that everyone in the west seemed to live by. It was a different time than these people lived in and a lot of the “laws” that they lived by are not even considered in today’s society. One of the “laws” that I believe should people should always follow is to talk less, say more. This is something that means a lot to me and the world that I live and grew up in. This is a code that that does affect you throughout your whole life and never loses meaning, no matter how young or old you are.
This code, talk less; say more, is one that still really applies to modern life and that always will. Almost every kid growing up was taught the saying, actions speak louder than words, a lot of people have seemed to forget the actual meaning behind those words growing up. These are the people that know they talk too much, but they might just not know how much they truly talk. The people that sit in the background and never say anything are the ones that are talking more.
You might wonder how that is possible, but think how much you respect and ponder on what that person says when they do speak. Their words mean so much more than that person that talks all of the time. The person, who always has something to say, might not be telling the whole truth because they just want to fill space. They could be making up stuff as they begin talking. The person who sits back and observes as all of these people talk around them are the people that tell the truth and say more even though they verbally speak fewer words.
Abraham Lincoln said, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." I'm not suggesting you remain silent all the time. But it's all too easy to speak thoughtlessly, with insufficient information, or out of a wrong assumption. That can make you look less intelligent than you are, and you will minimize the chances of it happening.