a day without talking.... can you actually do that?

Philippines
January 24, 2010 8:38pm CST
me? i dont think so. har har har. i comment on everything that i see or hear specially when it is about news and public affairs. specially now that election fever is in the air here in our country. i started this discussion for my sister in law was adviced by the doctor not to speak for the mean time. i think it is something about her throat that she needs to rest. she whas sore throat for a few days already and the doctor adviced her to "shut up". har har har. i know she can not do that except if she will be alone in a house. i can say that i can not do that if that happens to me. okay, i will try because it is doctor's advice but that is not easy. specially us that we have kid/kids. it is not easy to just shut up and not say anything.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 10
I am a silent type of person.. so I guess I can survive a day without talking.. :) I really don't talk a lot even if I am in a crowd... so everytime that when I am in a group of my friends.. I am the listener.. and sometimes they ask me to say something.. they even say that I should include in my new years resolution that I must lessen my quite and reserve personality.. ^^
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• Philippines
25 Jan 10
to be honest with you, there's really nothign wrong with that unless you got to talk the first time and you immediately got a sore throat after thirty minutes of chatting. and yeah, that happened to me.
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Jan 10
Hi 7thbird, I can do that friend. i am into training and most of the time i talk and talk and talk. so for a change BEING SILENT FOR DAY will be a great break for me. I already did that in a SILENT RETREAT. i made it. it felt so good friend.
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
well that would be different. i can do that being silent in a silent retreat. i used to go mountain hiking or biking around and dont talk for a day, but that was before when i was a teen. guess i was a loner har har har. but since i met my wife i became a talkative person. she brings out the best in me. and now it is much difficult to shut up for we have a bouncing cute baby boy. thanks a lot for the response
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 10
that's good. i commend your wife for doing so. well, you can still do it now even if you are taking care of your cute baby. let your baby do the talking and you dad--just listen and appreciate all the sounds that your baby will create and produce. i think it is silent-fun moment for both of you. your baby can feel your love and presence in SILENCE!
@madteaparty (2759)
• Japan
25 Jan 10
Well, I have had really serious throat problems, so I have spent days without talking, and now I know that I can do it. However, it's hard to endure, as usually I need to talk even if it's just to myself.
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
i guess from what you said seems like we can all do it. we just need to be in that situation. for if we dont it will just get worst. i heard that when checking the throat the doctors need to insert a small tube or host something. i guess i will shut up har har har. thanks a lot for the response
• Japan
26 Jan 10
Yes, in extreme situations you can do anything You`re welcome
@lampar (7591)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I can only do that if i am on the sick bed by myself or have myself lock inside my room the whole day, other that these scenario, i may not be able to not talking for a day when i am around people unless you tie me up and put some adhesive tape around my mouth or by opening my mouth will hurt me badly, then i will try my best not to talk.
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
har har har well i guess we should put adhesive tape on our mouth.... but yes i guess i can do this specially if i is painful to talk. that would prevent the both of us from talking. or they have to let us take some sleeping pills so we are sleeping the whole day, that would prevent us from talking. thanks a lot for the response
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25 Jan 10
Sometimes I Talking Very Much,But For a Short Time. Most Often I'm Silent... I'm Working a Lot of Hours a Day So I Must A Lot Of Thinking and Don't Have Time To Talk... Anyway, Better Talk Less than Talk Too Much... Am I Correct?
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
it is true that it is better to talk less than to talk too much and if you have nothing nice to say then it is better to shut up. but it all depends on what are the lives that we are living. some people are always alone so this will not be a problem to them when the doctor adviced this. some people earn by talking so they need to take a rest away from work and if you have children it will really be a big challenge. thanks a lot for the response
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
25 Jan 10
Hi, se7enthbird. There is no way that I can do this. Even if I wanted to, I could not. I am a wife and I have three kids at home, that I have to constantly stay on... There is no way that I can keep silent for so long. Maybe for a few minutes or so. But, if my kids are sound asleep, then this may be my best chance to stay quiet. I hope that your sister-in-law throat feels better real soon.
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
the sister of my wife (my sister in law) is single and my wife told her that she is lucky that she has no child/children for this kind of advide is not easy to do specially if your children are still todlers. you have to always make sure they hear your voice. for us parents this will not be easy. we can shut up maybe for a few hours then talk when they are around or minimal the talking but not talking at all will be very hard. thanks a lot for the response
• United States
25 Jan 10
I dont think I could go without talking for a whole day unless I was all alone in my house for the entire day. I have 3 kids that I need to get up and ready for school and of course that involves talking. I also have to work so there again I have to talk to different people to ask them if they are finding every think ok. It would be really hard for me not to talk.
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
i can see where you are coming. i have a son and it is not that easy to just shup up. specially when he wanted to play with me. it is really hard to just shut up specially when you want to say something or you need to say something. it is not easy to obey a doctor's advice specially when there are kid/kids at home. thanks a lot for the response
• Hong Kong
25 Jan 10
Hi se7enthbird, Well,it is really hard for me to shut up for a day. Even I am home alone, when I write or read, I will speak the words, ha ha ha..... I cannot imagine if I am told to close my mouth for a day. However, if it is for my good health and advised by the doctor, then I will try every effort to talk lesser but definitely will not keep silent for the whole day, ha ha :) Happy Day! agonyaunt69 (1:50am 26 Jan 2010, Hong Kong time)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
now that sounds like me har har har. i also talk even i am just playing ps2 or psp. even when i am just watching news or something on tv i tend to react har har har. but yes like you said if it is doctors orders and if it is for the good of my body then i guess i will. thanks a lot for the response
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
hi se7enthbird^^;; i live alone so yes, there are days that i don't talk to anyone but myself and to mylot which isn't actually an active talking since we do it in writing... my job actually requires talking so im a bit tired to this kind of routine so after the work hours, i just really wanted to shut up i don't even go out to meet neighborhood...
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
i guess you have all the right to shut up after work. that is how you relax. if other people talk or sing or make noise just to relax after work your is the other way around. after a talking day at work silence is a good thing to do. thanks a lot for the response
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
i think i can do that... but only for a day. more than that and i might go nuts. hehe if the same thing was advised to me by the doctor, i'd follow it to the letter because i won't want to have my condition worsen. not talking is highly possible when alone in the house, resting and sleeping... playing sick... situations that doesn't need to talk. hehehe but if you need to interact with anybody, that would be a bit difficult.
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
that would be easy as long as you wont get out of your room. and friends will just text you and not call. but it is hard if you are married with children. you just cant shup up with kids around you. but i agree that if it is doctor's advice we need to follow or it might just get worst. thanks a lot for the response
• India
25 Jan 10
well i think its next to impossible but there 1 place in india where people go to that place & don't talk there for 7 days i don't know how they do that but its called '' mon vrat'' over there its realy hard....for me its not possible there lot of thing to say & discuss through out the day....how can we live ..i cant. but hats off to those who don't talk & still they r living..
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
welcome to the wonderful world of mylot viral. maybe if you are in a place were there is no one talking then you might have the feeling to do it. sometimes when no one is saying anything you tend to shut up too. but i guess that is really hard not talking for a week. i agree with you that there are a lot of things to discuss and me and my wife enjoys talking with each other. so this will be really hard. thanks a lot for the response
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
Well, I think that is also quite difficult for me. My work entails a lot of talking since I conduct trainings on different aspects of emergency care. So it would be difficult. Well, perhaps even at home when I am not working, I really need to talk since I also have a 6 year old child who is often asking me a lot of questions.
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
i agree.... i work as a bass player in a band and talking also is part of the work for sometimes costumers wants to have a talk with us or of course we need to sing as well. the aditional reason that you have a child yours six mine four years old is going to be difficult for us. you can not just look at your child and not talk at them specially if you need to say dont har har har. thanks a lot for the response
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
25 Jan 10
You are right se7enth...Its not possible to spent a whole day without talking....Infact its impossible for me...Unless of course health problems like a sore throat demands that the throat is given sufficient rest..then too I may have too resort to sign language or even miming to get my thougts/needs across.....ha..ha...
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
it is not possible specially if there are children around the house, it is also not possible if you need to go to the office for you need to talk every once in a while. yes i think you need to carry a paper and a pen around so you wont have to talk when you need to say something to someone. thanks a lot for the response
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
hello there seven, as for me, i have no problem at all being silent all day since i am mostly all alone by myself. I used to be a talkative person but as i grew up i started changing to be a quiet oneit's better for her not to talk for that day or not to talk forever simply because of a terrible sore throat. probably she likes to talk a lot and probably she was too much for the tonsil
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
she works as a wedding planner and other events too so it is no going to be easy for her not to talk. she talks aloud all the time specially if under stress already of a event coming up. i just wonder why this happened to her. my wife used to sing in a band but never had sore throat as bad as this one. thanks a lot for the response
@allknowing (85919)
• India
25 Jan 10
When we were in school we had to do this 7 day retreat which meant no talking at all. I have already paid for all past and future sins as those 7 days almost every year was enough penance for me. When I am alone I will just pick the phone and talk to someone even though I have nothing to say!
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
this reminds me of something.... when i was single i am always inside my room playing video games, i only talk when my mom knock at the door or if we have band practise. so i can say that i can stand not talking to anyone even for a week. i only changed when i met my wife for she and i loves talking. so i guess we both paid our not talking before. thanks a lot for the response
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
25 Jan 10
If one lives alone and works from home, that is actually possible :) But...never a day without thinking or doing something. That would drive me bonkers! Karen
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
i guess it will really drive a person crazy if they are not allowed to say something for a period of time specially if there is a kid or kids running around the house. it is not easy to hold and not to say anything. thanks a lot for the response
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
26 Jan 10
Oh my..I don't know if I could do that or not..lol..I would have to be locked up by myself in a room...lol..
@jolspor (55)
• United States
25 Jan 10
i will be okay if only i were sick...otherwise, thats impossible for me to do so. hehe
@lazerm (478)
• United States
25 Jan 10
I can go a whole week without talking aloud/ to someone! I rather not interact with people in real life anyway, most humans, except for blacks(blacks are nice to me) are vermin. who needs to talk to idiots anyway?
@andu_95 (32)
• Romania
25 Jan 10
Well, i'm not showing off but i do it quire often. I find it relaxing although sometimes i have moments with my friends when they can't make me stop talking. As for you, i had'n been given this advice but i suggest you just think about one day without your children...