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    Don't waste words when silence is better option!

    Late P V Narasimha Rao, the former Prime Minister of India was a good listener and well known for his silence. Many people wondered how he could resolve so many issues with his vision, attitude, and not responding to any criticism. A thorough gentleman in Indian politics and bailed out India while it was facing a critical economic crisis with his visionary appointment of Dr.Manmohan Singh as his Finance Minister. Thus Dr.Singh, another silent performer was brought into the political arena who later served the country as Prime Minister for two terms. Now the Govt. of Telangana has declared the year-long birthday centenary celebrations of P V Narasimha Rao on 28th June'20.

    Coming back to the point of discussion, silence is the best weapon when there is no need to make the other person understand the content as it would be clear by that time that there would be no use of explaining or convincing. There is no use in some occasions counterarguing to have your say as it would be a futile exercise and waste of energy. Moreover, we can have space and time to analyze and understand the situation better and wiser way. No other way of communication would be better than being silent when we are hurt or ignored by someone. When someone is using offending words and enjoying a higher position, no use of wasting words and silence is the best option which lets the other side know where he went wrong. But do not let silence to play an active role in your life as it is not 'Zinda Tillismath' for everything.

    "Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all."
    -Mandy Hale

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  • #701610
    Teachers apply this in their teaching leading the children to think thoughtfully for a moment. Even though they do not answer it would have reached their tongue with a Yes! and a grin on their faces easily recognised by teachers.

    A good public speaker too establishes this rule in his speech to pause a moment and looks unto the eyes of the audience.

    Lead the leader

  • #701708
    True. Why should we waste our words when our silence is just sufficient to answer the other person. Some persons intentionally try to irritate us with their actions and words. It is no use talking to them or shouting on them. They will never understand the point or they don't even want to understand. It is waste talking to them. It is wise to keep mum. When we decide something in our mind and try to speak out on the same subject with others, we may have to change our decisions. So it is better not to discuss that point with others and it is better to maintain silence till we implement our decision. Late Prime Minister Sri P V Narasimha Rao is a silent performer. On his 100th birthday, I raised a thread but nobody responded to that. I thought all the members of ISC expressed their gratitude by paying silent tributes.

    Sometimes it will be very difficult to face the silence of others and it will test our patience.

    always confident

  • #701824
    Speech is silver but silence is gold. Many times there is no need of speaking as silence itself conveys the message. Still, many times we talk unnecessarily and sometimes suffer also due to that over indulgence.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #701862
    If we can stay calm and in peace without thinking about the cause, then it's OK to be in Silence. Silence is sometimes an answer but not always.

  • #701882
    Sometimes silence is useful and effective as unnecessary talks sometimes spoil the show. It is good to talk but what is the purpose of those talks which are not required by the audience? It is better to keep mum in such places.
    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #701895
    Though I agree partially with the author, silence cannot be always helpful if we want to make a point in front of others. Silence is the good tool for those who are introvert and does not want to create problems to others with their talk or actions. But for the people who are talkative and extrovert , they need to establish their way of argument and thus want to initiate talks. Silence is useful when there is a big talk going on by the pontiff or the religious head because there the interaction cannot be possible and we have to listen to the best talks rendered. But when the same is the interaction class like the one takes place every week at ISKCON temple then keeping silence may not be possible. And even in the regular class a teacher wants every student to be alert and participating and she would be targeting the back benches for the answers.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

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