Posts Tagged ‘Silence’

Or Mean Ones

January 25, 2018

Silence is better than unmeaning words.

Pythagoras

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Practicing Holding My Tongue Today

December 8, 2014

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Elbert Hubbard

I Appreciate The Thought, But . . .

August 21, 2014

There are times when I want people to stop being encouraging and just be quiet so that I can actually do what they are trying to encourage me to do.

I doubt I’m alone in this.

Silence Is Golden, Duct Tape Is Silver

August 2, 2012

There’s a reason I don’t like posting when I’m as tired as I am today.  When I’m this tired my thoughts tend to run either extremely cynical, extremely inappropriate for prime time television (even by today’s standards), or both.  Since today I am also too tired to deal with any trouble I’d get into, I’ll just illustrate my point with the punchline for the least inappropriate thought I had today:

And the motto for the course would be “Come to think.”

And until I’ve gotten more rest, more than that I shall not type today, even if I must tape my fingers together.

A Moment Of Silence

July 23, 2012

In the wake of any senseless tragedy, there is always a sense of shock and loss, and the more senseless the tragedy, the farther those ripples of shock and loss are felt.

To all those touched, directly or indirectly, by the latest occurrence of senseless tragedy, this candle is for you.

Because If You Do, You’ll Be Wishing You Mouthed Off To The Guy With The Gun Instead

July 11, 2012

A recurring topic of conversation with me has been the importance of not saying things, however foreign this concept has become to many in the current age.

Now to be clear, I am in no way talking about keeping silent about things that are hurting you or others.  If that’s the situation you are in, the right thing to do remains to speak up as soon as you can; just be sure to pick your timing carefully, because you’ll want to do so effectively and ideally safely as well.

No, what I’m talking about is the ability to not spew out your mouth every thought that comes into your brain, particularly when those thoughts themselves are the things that could hurt yourself or others.  If the gentlemen with the loaded gun and anger issues is looking your way, do not express your opinion of his ugly haircut unless you truly want that kind of attention on yourself.  And despite what some people say, there really are ugly babies out there.

But never, ever comment on that to the parents.