why do people who don't do anything act like they know so much?

United States
April 25, 2011 12:57am CST
Talk is all about not doing anything. People who talk a lot don't take action. Sometimes they will teach people, but most of the time the talk has no purpose but to inflate one's self esteem. I wonder why people choose to talk rather than do something about their problems?
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
25 Apr 11
Hello Sasha Kiddo. The first thought that comes to mind is that they have an imaginary degree in stupidity and being lazy and must there for use it as often as they can... If stupidity and incompetence would hurt, the hospitals all over the Earth would be full within minutes...
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• United States
25 Apr 11
ahaha, that is so true. Unfortunately they can't be sent anywhere for healing.. it must exist without treatment.
@allknowing (66745)
• India
25 Apr 11
Thy have a complex and feel that by talking and pretending to know everything they will cover up their ignorance. It is annoying when they monopolise and don't let others talk. I have seen this happening. I have friend who is noted for this kind of behaviour.
• United States
25 Apr 11
Yes, they are very common in this world. I don't want to deal with them anymore. They just annoy everyone else.
@allknowing (66745)
• India
25 Apr 11
Strangely they have the gift of the gab to make people believe them and there are who even silence others when these type of people jabber - something like 'be quiet Mr jabber is talking'!
• United States
25 Apr 11
aha I know those types too. they admire the talkers for some reason. I think it's very silly, to think that the extent to which a person talks equals the extent of their knowledge.
@ofabiania (421)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
there are really people who seem to know it all when in fact they do not have any idea what they are talking about.. they are only good in talking but they don't do anything to solve a problem.. unfortunately, i know some politicians here in our country who are like this..
• United States
25 Apr 11
yes, all that time talking to go to something productive, like learning or helping someone. it's a shame.
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
they are just good in talking but if you try to examine what concrete things they have actually done, you'll end up with nothing..
• United States
25 Apr 11
Talk is cheaper than action. Talk means nothing and means everything.
• United States
25 Apr 11
Most definitely. Talk is so insignificant yet it makes up all of our beliefs and rules.
• India
25 Apr 11
Because taking is very easy and involves only exercise of lips where as great persons act in silence and their actions speak much louder than the words.
• United States
25 Apr 11
So true, actions speak louder than words. Anyone who talks a lot is likely to be a not so genuine person because it takes a lot of egoism to believe that every thought is worthy of being spoken aloud.
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Hi there Sasha! Could it be that things are always easier said than done? A good example are critics who loves to mouth it off than actually "work" on suggestions that can lead for the improvement of all. Take for example, someone who criticizes on a singer and yet they themselves cant even sing at all! Just imagine that crap of pretention and pride?! If you really do care about the singer, you tell that singer right on his face, "i have a good suggestion on how you can improve your voice, would you like me to teach you?" To those who cant sing, could you please just shut your mouth and keep your comments to yourself as you cant do any better?
• United States
25 Apr 11
good point, just like in American Idol.. I don't think Paula Abdul is a great singer yet she got to be a judge? Why should anyone listen to her criticisms? Fortunately she wasn't a tough judge like Simon Cowell. I would like to see a real singer like someone on Broadway as a judge on that show.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
25 Apr 11
There are just some people that will function this way. They don't have to ne that knowledgeable about any certain subject in particular. they have to let everyone around them think they know everything. It gives them a false longing of power they seem to need to cling to for their own control. it doesn't mean they really know more or less than anybody else.
• United States
25 Apr 11
I like your thinking, I see many people talking with a desperate attempt to get the attention of their friends. Being acknowledged is their main goal, it seems.
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
...In my opinion, it falls down to the age-old pride and low self-esteem. People like to brag about their accomplishments and add some extra things they didn't do to inflate their ego and feel good about themselves. They don't care for the truth and how other people perceive them. If they didn't do their said accomplishments, they simply manufacture them out of thin air just to have air time and still feel good about themselves. People use talking because it is cheap and basically, once something is said it cannot be captured back for analysis. Talking is one of the 'in the moment' actions where everything can go smoothly and badly. If something bad is said, it is easy to retract or play innocent that the words were never uttered at all. It is convenient and easy to spread around. Talking is a temporary relief and it buys time when it comes to problems. It does provide certain incentives like an alternative view or approach that can lead to the solution but not the actual solution itself.
• United States
25 Apr 11
i can understand that, people talk and take back what they say all the time. They will blame the other person for misunderstanding what was said, instead of owning up to what they said.
• India
25 Apr 11
because these people don't know about their feature and they want to attract the people against himself .
• United States
25 Apr 11
yeah, people tend to believe it when someone acts smart.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
25 Apr 11
I think a lot of times, it is just to hear the sound of their voice. As to why, only they can say, from what I understand it is easier to whine then to act though. Most people take the easy way out. I listen to a guy by the name of Jim Rohn, he was an american business man and philosopher, he always said the pain of discipline is less then the pain of regret. I am sure he stole the euphemism but it is a good one. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
• United States
25 Apr 11
That's a great one, I will remember that and make use of it.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
5 May 11
yes,you're right,why they choose to talk rather than do something especially to there own life and problems,maybe there are kind of people who really act like that as there mannerism.