“Silence seldom doth provoke.”
That’s a famous English proverb, in case you’re wondering.
Nobody remembers this, I’m pretty sure. I mean, why would anyone? It’s a free planet, right? Everyone’s got an opinion, and today, everyone else encourages you to voice it out.
How many times have YOU posted a comment online, or even a tweet, or sent someone a text, and they’d gotten triggered? Everyone gets triggered. It’s 2019, you guys, it’s a thing. I have some of the rudest people around. These people text me only when they need something, and never hesitate to treat me like I were their doormat. At some point, I would have reacted. But then, I’m a lot older now and I’m a lot more reserved. I’ve always said, that with age comes restraint. And I’ve almost gone into total listener mode, and it helps me keep my sanity.
Why is it so important to keep mum?
Well, firstly, your life stays free of hatred. Nobody would hate on you if you’d never made some statement. While it’s not wrong, per se, to make statements once in a while, it’s also not wrong to keep verbal or textual wars from happening. Know what I mean?
Sometimes I talk to people on the phone, and the talk turns political.
My brains instantly go into autopilot and I don’t say what I feel. Or I’ll sometimes zone out, while the other person rants. I’ve learned that people don’t like to listen. They only like to talk. Or to voice their own opinions, share their own thoughts. They honestly don’t really care about you or what you’re going through. Take a test and see. Call up a normal friend and try to tell them stuff you’re feeling. They’ll make some excuse and hang up. And that’s how it’s always been. Introverts, I find, are super chill. They don’t need to talk about it all. And they’re happy. The lesser you talk, the more your brain processes. The more you learn how to focus better. You can mediate easily. You’ll also be super healthy. And like I mentioned earlier, people like listeners. As you decide to stay mum, your listening skills improve, and people start to appreciate you all the more.
Go on, put yourself on mute for a whole entire day. The mute never have enemies because they never tell on anybody.