Silence Is Golden And Speech Is Silver

Thiruvananthapuram, India
October 5, 2007 12:12pm CST
There are a lot of colleauges and other associates around me who are talkative . However , by nature I prefer to be silent. It is my belief that one should be vociferous when something has to be proved and emphasised..Otherwise talkativeness would only invite pungent remarks.
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@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
11 Dec 07
Unfortunately today people who are silent are sometimes left in the background. I can't be talkative among strangers so until I get to know people I don't talk much and what happened to me was that when I arrive at university talkative people easily made friends and I was somehow left behind. Now I know many people but I couldn't call anybody a real friend. The same with professors. I talk only when I am asked and tehre are people who always have to ask something or have to add something. Sometimes they ask such a stupid questions but they talk and distinguish themselves. The thing is that each professor likes when one is interested in his subject so they like people who make those stupid questions. I would never say something that I consider logical or stupid so I mostly don't ask anything.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
I agree. If you don't have anything worth while to say, then don't say anything. If you can't add anything to the conversation, then remain silent and listen.That way you may hear something that you can respond to.
@angel108 (570)
• Philippines
23 Oct 07
Indeed silence really works better.In fact,when something is truth we don;t need to proved it it will be unveiled in time.
@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Oct 07
well i am speechless now !! hehhe no im kidding ..yeah..you got a good insight on that topic..but some people who talk have some senses on it while others are just nonsense talks..
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
13 Oct 07
Yes, I agree with you completely that silence is golden and speech is silver. But we are not saying here about simply speech, we are talking about 'Talkativeness'. In this aspect, I may add that talkativeness is IRON. On many incidents, it causes panic situations for the persons concerned! Also it has its good side that clarifies many doubts and settles many pending dues. One thing I feel that many of the talkative persons are more free and frank by heart, though their talkative nature invite more arguements and misunderstandings in cases. We all must have better idea about the economy of words those we speak every ime! Thanks for this 'Golden' discussion.
@oriental (1051)
• Uruguay
8 Oct 07
I'm not a talkative person either. There is a saying here (may be it's universal): "It's better to keep your mouth shut and look like a fool than to open it and confirm the idea".
@nannacroc (4049)
6 Oct 07
I have to agree with you. Silence is golden and by being known as a quiet person you get to know lots about the people around you. There is also a saying that empty vessels make the most noise, so the quieter person is seen as more intelligent to some.
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
6 Oct 07
While your title has some truth in it... I feel that it is just an excuse for silent people. Everyone is different... and being the silent type or the talkative type is not a choice... but a genetic thing. You are born that way. The only thing which is true is that talkative people gets on the nerves of silent people and vice versas. The two are simply not compatible. The silent one is usually the intellectual type and has always his nose in a book. While the other search for answers through communication with people, television and internet.
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
6 Oct 07
Hi Sukumar, most of times silence is indeed Golden, and according to me, when listening and taking inner notes of all that is said around you, you only increase 1) your knowledge of people - colleagues, 2) your patience (when listening to stupid small talks), 3) self-worth and at the same time know how to be and keep humble TheFortunes
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
6 Oct 07
The title here says it all.
• United States
5 Oct 07
Ya are sure right if ya don't talk then they will not know what is on your mind
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I can agree with your sentiment. I feel much the same way. When listening to those more talkative than I, much of what they say has little meaning or need. To talk just to talk is a waste. Silence from within and without is indeed golden. Some of the most profound moments in life are best experienced in silence.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
5 Oct 07
Hello there. I agree totally with what you said. As the song goes, 'You say it best, when you say nothing at all'. Too much talking actually hinders production. So everything (including speech) must be in moderation. =D
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
i agree with you that it is indeed improper to be talking nonesense all of the time. it is best to keep one's mouth shut when one is not sure as to where his talks is leading him to. however, these are the types of people whom we share some time with each day. this is the reason why i have learned to talk in a manner that i am supposed to wield the subject that i s to be embarked upon. i have noticed though that this cannot hold true at most times. there are moments when i get carried away by some talks that leads nowhere. very human of me, yes, but being too human is never an excuse. after having talks with people, this will usually lead me to some meditation and evaluation as to what went through as i am to retire at night. did i do rather too bad while the talks last? always, i hope i never did so.