Actions speak LOUDER than words

United States
October 17, 2010 3:26pm CST
How many of you would agree with me when I say that actions indefinitely speak louder than words?? One of my many pet peeves... include when people speak on things that they know nothing about... and when people say things that they have NO intention of doing. I feel like it is wasted time and energy conversing with people that do not realize and appreciate this very important principle. It is like trying to change the mind of a compulsive liar when his mind is set on something already in particular. I tend not to be very lenient on those who do not respect their word or other people's thoughts and feelings. If you love someone, show it. If you tell someone that you are going to do something, DO IT!! People will respect that a lot more and view you as a competent person of society and one of the rare few that can actually be trusted. I cannot stress this enough!!
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9 responses
• United States
20 Feb 12
Oh, people like that get on my nerves really bad. My stomach gets to bothering me because I want to get away from them and hate to be rude, but I don't want to hear anything they have to say. We have someone in our family that I don't care what you bring up, if one of us has gone to college for it for 4 years and she hasn't, she still goes on for 30 minutes on the subject like she thinks she has something to prove or something. It just unnerves me.
• United States
20 Feb 12
Yea I definitely know what you mean. Those type of people I despise and I don't associate myself with either. The company you keep reflects what type of person you are.. and I never want to be viewed that way! Thanks for sharing your views!!
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
9 Feb 12
I do agree. Persons who talk nonsense are compared to noisy rivers when they're shallow. Beat a can when it's empty- its sound is clearly loud than when its full or loaded. Politicians makes promises to entice votes but examine their accomplishments. Saying is easier than doing a thing. Easier said than done.
• United States
20 Feb 12
Yes, that is true. As I stated in one of my responses above, it is not easy to live up to what others want you to be or the illusion of you that society has created, that's why a person should remain their own person regardless of what happens around them. In some aspects, this is not being closed-minded. It is being individualistic. Me and my grandmother have this conversation quite frequently. Everyone is not going to do what you want them to do, but equally just, they can't expect you to do what they want you to do, either. Cause and effect. Principles of life. Thanks for sharing your views!!
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
2 Jan 12
Yes, of course action does speak louder than words and most of the time, of course it is obvious that speaking the words are just easy, it is easy to say things, to claim things but to live up to what we said, it is not really easy. to put actions to what we do it is quite tough to pull off. that it why for me, a thousand words said is meaningless compared to a few actions seen.
• United States
20 Feb 12
I completely agree. However, if you cannot live up to those words that you are thinking to speak, just do not speak them. It's just that simple. It can be hard to live up to things that are said that you KNOW that you aren't going to do... or goals set that you know you aren't going to reach. Everyone knows their potential, their limit and what they are capable of. This is truth in all aspects of life. Thanks for you commenting!!
• India
25 Nov 10
I agree with you friend There are persons who talk high but very poor in action in real life, so one must strong in action, mild in words lol.. Thank you so much for this discussion. Professor. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
• United States
28 Feb 11
Thanks for agreeing. I knew that I couldn't have been the only one that felt this way and I'm glad to know that I'm not. It's just sad that we can't do anything to change it. Instill it in our children or something.. idk. I just think that it's sad. Thanks for commenting!!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
20 Oct 10
I really don't think that ther are many words that have been spoken that are more true than these words. The reason that I say this is because it is easy to say whatever it is that someone wants to hear, but it is more difficult to do something that shows the emotion that you want to convey. Therefore, it is definitely true that actions do indeed speak much louder than words ever could.
• United States
28 Feb 11
I couldn't agree with you more there. Word is bond in my culture. Thanks for sharing!!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
19 Oct 10
Actions do speak louder than words and there is nothing worse than lies and broken promises. My mother once described to me what a promise meant and the word promise appeared in my mind like gold...then she broke them. One of the worse disappointments I had in my life. She didn't mean to break them..but that didn't matter. I wasn't raised by my mother but her description of a promise was awesome.
• United States
28 Feb 11
I feel the exact same way. A promise to me is like putting my life on the line because I'm going to depend on it, await it and expect it. Breaking a promise to me is the worst thing to do because it'd be a very long time before I believed anything that the person said even if they said they were going to McDonald's and coming right back. I'd no longer expect them to come back lol. It's crazy but true.. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Thanks for sharing!!
@kevingee (283)
• Philippines
18 Oct 10
Yeah, ACTIONS do really speak louder than WORDS. I really agree with this. Like someones angry with you and you didnt know it. You wont really wait for them to tell you that theyre angry to you, but you feel that theyre angry to you because of their actions. Actions that are weird and kind of bitter. LOL. :)
• United States
28 Feb 11
Haha that is very true as well. Thanks for commenting!!
@hushi22 (4941)
18 Oct 10
i agree with the topic. oh.... you don't need to stress it enough. i guess it's very understandable. the thing is sometimes there are people who act as if they dont understand.
• United States
28 Feb 11
I could not agree more!! Thanks for commenting!!
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
8 Jun 12
Yes, it is so true that one's actions on something really does speak louder than words, and you can usually tell how a person will be before they speak from their actions and many times know what they are feeling, etc. We need to make sure no matter where we are, and what we are doing in life to take time and think about our actions before we speak and not be afraid to tell someone. (as long as it is nice.)