SILENCE IS GOLDEN….Keepingone’smouthshutisagreatvirtue,asinDon’t tellanyoneelseaboutit—silenceisgolden. Although thisprecisephrasewasfirstrecordedonlyin1848,it ispartofamucholderproverb,“Speechissilverand silenceisgolden.”
Yes!!! because, I seriously don’t want to hear all of the BS most people have to unload.
I think that in the “olden” days people were more discreet and didn’t feel the need to “share” every personal detail of their lives with simply EVERYONE who cared to hear, read or “social-medialize” their information.
And then the flip side of my thoughts prevails…opinion and its validity.
Silencing myself permanently for the sake of peace is like being constipated.
That is the gist. I’ve “lost” friends for the sake of opinion. Sadly.
It is ironic that those who preach tolerance have lost their sight in terms of practicing tolerance.
I won’t hide anymore. I am me. I am who I am. And that is that. Silence is only golden when preservation is imminent, necessary and prudent. Not out of fear. Period.