Do you agree that Silence is golden? Do you think we need to be slience ?

Guangzhou, China
April 26, 2010 8:37am CST
Hi my friends, do you think we should be slience in our nowadays life? Do you agree that Silence is golden? Do there exist a lot of slient people around? As far as I am concerned, in my early days at school, I think I am a little slient in y daily life. But with the times goes by, I come to know that the word may need more people who usually talktive and can help to make the atmosphere more active. So I try my best to change myself to be a talktive man now. How about you? Are you slient or talktive?
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
26 Apr 10
Definately I think that silence is golden and it is an art knowing when silence should prevail. There are times when we can be very talkative but there are also times when it is best to be quiet and not speak as speaking could do more harm than good. I learnt that later in life and had I realised earlier I would have saved some bruises.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
31 Mar 11
You couldn't have put it more better.
@hora_fugit (5442)
• India
26 Apr 10
Though I value silence, my case is somewhat similar too yours, except the last part I still am too silent person. Has given me many problems, and I would like to change it. But with those people around, I just don't want to speak. ...I think it's circumstantial. Had I been with people like myself, I would have been the most talking one! Actually I was until I got harshly reprimanded for it. Took my shine away... But, the silence is golden, a valuable thing to be used wisely.
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• United States
17 Dec 10
to me silence is golden.. i am a really silent person and i always have been. i really dont think it would make the world any better talking. actions speak louder than words and emotions speak louder than words also
@qamarep (4449)
• Pakistan
29 Apr 10
sometimes the silence is golden but in some other times if you dont talk you will miss alot
@maikeruk (406)
• Germany
27 Apr 10
I learnt something by experience, if what you have to say is not more precious as the silence, don't say it :-)
• China
27 Apr 10
No, I don't think silence is gold all the time. Sometimes we need to keep silent. When involved in a heated conflict, for instance, it's wise not to say anything to make the situation worse. But there are other times when we need to open our mouths to speak out what's really on our mind, or misunderstandings may arise. It all ups to different cases.
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
Silence is better than talkative depending on the situation. I will be quiet if someone is talking or discussing something for us. I will answer if there is a nee to answer and inquire or else clarify things. It is better to have silence than noisy then nothing idea was learned, Sometimes noisy person are those pretending they are knowledgeable but in real they are not. Yes silence is needed if there is a speaker that need to be listen and comprehend. There is proper time to talk and answer.
@yirachel (10)
• China
27 Apr 10
sometimes i feel like too talk ,but sometimes ifeel like to be quiet.the promblem is, when i want to talk ,i dont know what to say.i prefer answering questions to asking questions.but this makes it more difficult to make friends.so i dont think being silence when you dont need to is a good thing.if it wont hurt people,but can make you and people around you happy,say what you want to say..
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
27 Apr 10
There are times silence is golden and it is best to say nothing rather than cause hurt or harm to another. Other times we need to speak out. We need silence at times for meditation as well or to hear God talking to us. If we are silent we might be open to other sounds in nature, the wind blowing through trees, the babble of a brook and rumble of a waterfall. Birds singing and bees buzzing. Children laughing at play. There are times being silent will serve to help someone who may otherwise come to harm. Silence is golden.
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
well im not a silent type person but my hubby is. i find it nice since i know he's listening to me very well. and we also have this saying that less words, less mistakes.
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
Silence sounds empty, lifeless and boring. It can also mean trouble for me specially if I don't talk back and keep my silence to myself when my hubby is talking to me, he would be so nuts and later on he is angry. If I wanted to start war, I can do it by keeping silent because my husband knows that there is something bad going on in my mind that it would really pissed him. So I don't do silent treatment now because this is not so good for our relationship. Maybe i can keep silent if someone is talking, if it is my time to speak, i speak, but the more, i really like to listen than to speak. But if i speak, I rather speak it out with clarity and precise. If I am with my friends, I talk bubbly. If you ask if I wanted to be more talkative or silent, i prefer to talk but in a nice way, not too much that I may sound like a parrot or a talking magpie.
@yumanal (143)
• China
27 Apr 10
I think there is no answers for your questions ,sometimes you should keep silence to avoid to be put into a prison and sometimes you should cry out for your right . after all no silence isn't means talkative ,I am a man between silence and talkative .
@amelly (1556)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 10
HI THERE.. i think silent is good..cuz there more u talk, the more memory will flow out of ur mind.my dad is not so talkative when it comes to meeting people but he got a brilliant mind.he is the head of chemistry department and the few words that came out from his mouths sometimes make people stunned cuz they didn't expect him to be so knowledgable..becuz he is quiet..so don't judge a person whether he or she like to talk..
@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
27 Apr 10
I enjoy silence. I don't often have total quiet so I LOVE to be alone and no sounds to just relax and take it easy. That being said, I am also very talkative in my daily life. I use to be a quiet shy person as a child, but during my high school years I got over it and now I will talk to almost any one who will listen lol
@liaamur (420)
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
i am both. i am talkative because my job requires me to be talkative, and i believe that people also need to socialize in order to make new friends and just blend in. but i also value silence. i value the moments when i am to myself and just work in peace, or when everybody else is talking sometimes i just listen. also, the most previous moments i share with my beloved are those where we just sit in silence, aware of each other's presence. ^_^