Posted on: April 13, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0


Talking or being silent must all be in the right place, at the right time, with the right person and only used when absolutely necessary. Words can be swords, but unused swords are kept in a sheath…

Talking or being silent must all be in the right place, at the right time, with the right person and only used when absolutely necessary. Words can be swords, but unused swords are kept in a sheath…

1. When other people are sad and suffering

Know how to be happy with happy people, sad with sad people. It is the move of a well-educated, knowledgeable, reasonable, well-behaved and empathetic person. There is nothing more ungrateful than when someone else is crying and we are smiling – or vice versa. That “out of phase” can make us ridiculous, snobby, and arrogant.

2. When others think, do mental work

Silence is the “kingdom” of mental activity. Thanks to that, there are masterpieces, nobility, understanding, maturity, recollection, etc. Writer W. Goethe defines: “Talent is nurtured in solitude, while character is created by raging waves of life’s storms”. Seeing other people contemplating, don’t break their “private space”. Silence at that time was really necessary and meaningful.

3. When others don’t understand me

When we are not understood, we need to be open and sociable so that others can understand us better – even if we cannot fully understand. But if you feel that people really can’t understand or don’t want to understand, it’s best to keep quiet. Otherwise, what you say may cause “allergies” or hostility.

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4. When others talk about something they don’t understand

If you know, say it, if you don’t know, lean on a pillar to listen. Wise people speak only what they know well and are completely silent about what they do not know or are vague about. Don’t imagine yourself as an “encyclopedia”. A. Edison said: “What we know is a drop of water, what we don’t know is the whole ocean”. And the sage Socrates admitted: “I know nothing, that is what I know best”. Just as ordinary people, the more we need to be humble enough to be silent.

5. When others brag, reason

Empty vessels make most noise. The more people know, the less people say, thoughtful and sympathetic. Of the four math operations, subtraction is… “easiest”, but full of meaning. It is only because of ignorance that they are domineering, strict or obstinate. Boasting and reasoning are “characteristics” of a shallow, short-sighted mind. Idiots often use words to try to cover their shortcomings.

6. When other people don’t need my opinion

Never “meddle” in other people’s affairs or be curious about theirs. Besides, talking too much is wrong. Speaking biased, then losing the right, bragging and then falling, talking skewed and then wrong, hidden talk will come to an end. Cibbon said: “Conversation makes understanding, but silence is the school of wisdom.” Silence is also love, forgiveness and life.

The sage taught: “Silence, listening, remembering, acting and wisdom are 5 different levels of wisdom”. This can be considered as the living five signs of life. In short, silence is a magical art and a way of expressing high culture.

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