Well, I was on the subway a few days ago, waiting for my train to come with my earphones on. In the pause between my tunes, I heard a mature man saying:” Yes, young man, I know we live in democracy and ages of free speech, but it doesn’t necessary means that you need to speak all the time”.
Following that day I’ve heard my wife talking with her mother something about how silence is golden and that was my “write an article” alarm.
On the opposite side of the power of speech, we have the power of silence and just like the medal, everything in the known universe has two sides. Knowing how to handle both sides is an advantage and it can benefit you in various life spheres.
The power of silence
The true power of silence is hiding deep down in every one of us. I think it has to do with the ability to recognize the situation we are getting into and crucial for our self-improvement. The ability to be silent is worth of gold. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons why.
First of all, it is polite to be silent when someone is speaking. You don’t want to interrupt someone’s talk. Rather use facial expressions rather than talk, because it will make you more professional.
Well, if you find yourself in a challenging situation, it’s better to stop for a moment and think about the potential way out. Being silent gives us a tremendous advantage and instead of panic, we are able to resolve the problem correctly.
It is better to remain silent than to talk about things you are not qualified to discuss.
People often want to be included in the conversation even if they are not qualified to talk about it. It doesn’t make any sense to discuss things we don’t really know about. If you want to be treated with the respect it is recommended to talk about things we are informed. Besides, a lot of useful pieces of information passes right in front of our noses without noticing them, because we were talking at the time they came.
Enjoying the silence is an art
Not everyone is capable of enjoying the silence and if you do know how to enjoy it, you are pretty lucky. Fast life brought us a lot of money and, unfortunately, a lot of stress, pressure, and depression. Being able to enjoy silence can reduce all of these daily issues and it’s equally important to learn how to enjoy.
My recommendation is meditation, cause not just you are going to rest your brain, but it will give you the opportunity to work out your mental strength. You should be able to notice the progress in just a couple of days.
Personally, it is the most hated thing in my life. Wasting precious time on gossip makes me actually sad. If you stuck in the circle of this type of people, maybe you should consider changing the environment or trying to adjust to it, as a result you’ll be much happier – believe me.
If you have co-workers gossiping, try to use the time intended to gossip for doing something else. Everything else is better than gossips. You can try to learn something new on a daily basis instead of sharing rumors. Not just it will improve your knowledge, but it will make you smarter than the environment.
In fact, we all need to work out on our self-improvement.
In the end …
My gramma told me once: ”If you don’t have anything smart to say, then don’t.” I was little and didn’t understand her words, but now, no matter how rough it sounds, I agree with her.
Think before speak, listen more and enjoy the moment. Life can surely test us in many different ways and we are here to react to those tests in the proper way.