Silence is golden ?
May 17, 2018 8:55am CST
Do you think before you speak? When is silence golden - and when is it not? I cannot remain silent and say it is none of my business if I see another human being or an animal being abused. I would however hesitate to get involved in marital or boyfriend/ girlfriend disputes - especially when the fighting couple are friends of mine. After they kiss and make up I could be left out in the cold - I know, it has happened to me. Silence is not always golden - what would make you speak up , and what would make you hold your tongue?
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• Preston, England
@lnillerman that backfired on me once too, when a lady found out I knew her husband was having an affair but hadn't told her - I was in trouble either way and I'm glad I stayed quiet about it. She did accept that I was right not to interfere in the end though
I am a very opinionated. I speak my mind. So much so, that I offend other people. So, I changed my being that. I choose when to voice out my opinion, not just voice it out for the sake of being heard. So now, think first who can be hurt and if it will escalate into a war of words, before I speak my mind
I am never silent except when my mother in law is talking?!? Lol Nowadays, in situation like husbands and wife fighting you cannot just say anything but in cases of abuse it can be considered domestic violence and can be reported here in my country
• United States
Depends on the situation. A lot of times in person I have been known to keep Silent for Fear of Embarrassment or to offend, but if it was a situation like Abuse I am hoping somehow I would be able to step in somehow and offer some help or Call 911 when I can't
I am an impulsive person in this regard, but with age, I have realized that I should be more cautious. So far so good. (I often tried to be silent over the topic over a week or two, or three. If after all that long and I still wanted to say something about it, then I would do it in the most diplomatical way as I could.)