The World Will Be So Much Better If We Talked Less

If we learnt the beauty and purity of silence then we wouldn’t have so many people hurting. If we only understood that we could actually say less, then we wouldn’t have to apologize for saying the wrong things as often as we do.

Ever wondered what it would be like if our mouths were only meant for talking alone?

The dormant position of our mouths would be wide open. Our lips wouldn’t be shut up at all. We would have tired jaws and funny facial expressions.  However, since we were also meant to stay silent, the default positions of our mouths are closed lips.

It sounds silly but it is actually true. It is a simple explanation not many know. Those who are aware of it often forget to use it.

You wake up every morning and the second thing that opens up after your eyes is your mouth. You may not say a word but a yawn would definitely get your mouth open. The next thing on your mind is your breakfast and after that, you just dive into the loop of eating, talking and laughing for the rest of the day.

You and I repeat this same custom for weeks, months and years without stopping.  Why? Because it’s a routine! Everybody behaves that way so no one gives it a thought.

We were born into this noise. This constant, endless chatter and we all think it is normal to always have something to say but it is not!

If we can spend so much time talking then we should also be willing to spend some time keeping quiet. It is important a balance is created and adhered to.

Here’s why;

We would understand our world better

We live in such a beautiful world but we scarcely take out time to learn from it. We are constantly speaking to it but we seldom listen to what it has to say to us.

“Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us?”
― Lawrence Durrell, Justine

If we listened more to this planet of ours, we would most certainly know how to enjoy it more.

We would accept who we are and others too

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” ― Elbert Hubbard

We are young and impatient people. Full of energy so we are not content until we break the silence. We feel no communication can take place unless we speak. But that may not always be the case.

It’s no wonder we have shallow bonds in our relationships. Why wouldn’t we? We hardly take our time to understand the unique nature of the people we meet.

In silence, there is no room for defense or excuses. We are just who we are.

We would build longer lasting relationships

Our relationships end easily because rather than wait to learn the truth about each other, we are quick to spread our hasty assumptions.

We are often in a hurry to tell what we think about the people we meet rather than listen to what they have to say.  We have to realize that it is the silence that draws us closer to each other. Silence helps us connect to the people we love on a deeper level.

Silence is wisdom and strength

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

A silent person is stronger and wiser compared to someone who is quick to let out his intentions.


The next time you feel like holding your peace, go right ahead and do just that. Do not be bullied into talking just because everyone is talking. You still have the right to remain silent!