Are you ready to agree when somebody says “Silence conveys
more than words”; particularly in this communication era? Huh! Right, a hesitation
may creep into your mind before responding affirmatively.
Words are very important practically in any real life situation. They serve you a lot many purposes when used carefully. Meager the chance a boss allows to speak out more disgruntled an employee becomes. Unexpressed or suppressed grief adds to the stress inside. A 1997 Journal of Abnormal Psychology study reported that not expressing feelings impacts our health and longevity. A spoken word takes the burden off your heart; makes you feel lighter. Can’t believe? Ask a guy who has just expressed his love to the
lady he adores; a person who owned up his mistake.
Speech is a great thing. Well, we admire silver; what about gold then? At times we find silence as the faithful servant. Knowing when to remain silent is a virtue. Keeping one’s self composed preserves integrity in times of confusion and adversity. There are highly sensitive situations where words used out of emotion or misunderstanding may sometimes ruin good relationships or may endanger one’s self esteem. Practicing silence coupled with thought and analysis in moments of anger helps you understand the real situation; to have control over the fluctuating levels of blood pressure.
What all it takes for effective communication is a rightly paused speech where words and
silence are equally important. All depends on the discretion as to when to use what.