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Does Silence speak louder than words???

  1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago

    What's your opinion?

    I think it does.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Not on the internet.

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        Madame Xposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!

    2. RKHenry profile image78
      RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It does IE.  It also a great way to lead by example.  One in which I'm not so good at.tongue

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      cosetteposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      sometimes.

      other times only a suitable application of explosives will do wink

    4. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      not in this forum

  2. goodfriendiam profile image55
    goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago

    Yes I believe so.

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    Depends on what came before. Sometimes it's better to speak up, sometimes not.

    1. goodfriendiam profile image55
      goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's true to, though I guess if it was an attack of my person personally I think silence might be the key. On the other hand if if was for someone else it may be a good idea to speak up just my thoughts.

  4. wyanjen profile image84
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Silence does speak louder than words. Unfortunately it is easily misunderstood.

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I agree wyanjen.  It's hard for people to take the higher road, or whatever the case maybe.

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        Madame Xposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Your assumption is that one can only "take the high road" through silence. There are lots of instances where it is even more important to speak out - for example, when one is being abused or is in an abusive relationship. Unless that's not what you're talking about in this thread. I was thinking of all instances, not just poetic ones.

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          A Texanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

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        2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
          IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          No, I didn't assume anything.  And no, I didn't exactly say that...  Please don't put words into my writings.  I'm not talking about abusive relationships.  I didn't write anything on that subject matter, so I'm not sure what you mean by all that.  Anyhow....

          If that is where you want YOUR thread to be gear towards, I don't have an opinion on abusive relationships, and on being silent in that instance.  Not being abused by anybody right now that I can recall.  So I really don't have a right to give an opinion on abusive behavior.

  5. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Maybe. Hush. Be quiet. Let's find out. smile

    1. goodfriendiam profile image55
      goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Too funny...

    3. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, how long do I have to be silent, I can only take so much big_smile

      1. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Well, now, I would say that we have our answer. No one can hush up long enough to find out! smile

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    The discussion is about the power, or lack thereof, of silence. That is all to which I was referring.

  7. wyanjen profile image84
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Silence can be a sign of wisdom or it can be a sign of fear.
    Easily misunderstood in either case.

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I completely agree.  I think the ones who think of it as a sign of fear, are the ones who don't keep silent. 

      I completely agree with your viewpoint.

      1. wyanjen profile image84
        wyanjenposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks.
        There is nothing more frustrating than a person who keeps silent because of their fear.

        Quiet wise-asses are also pretty frustrating. You never know exactly which person they are secretly laughing at...

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

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    1. smokenchic profile image58
      smokenchicposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO

      1. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        What are you smoken? wink

        1. smokenchic profile image58
          smokenchicposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I'll will never tell, silence is the key big_smile

    2. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO

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    mikey9923posted 8 years ago

    heres something for ya....they say a picture is worth a thousand words... so i guess silence has some worth

  10. jiberish profile image74
    jiberishposted 8 years ago

    smile

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    mikey9923posted 8 years ago

    hey im new to the site, how do i stay on the page so that i can keep responding and get responces. its not like a reguler chat room is it

  12. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    Silence, along with a picture or two, might do it for me.

  13. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    Hah, couldn't resist--I noticed that most of the replies were at least suitably brief.  It's a relief, in a way, isn't it?

    1. wyanjen profile image84
      wyanjenposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      They are very brief - and I'll bet people are typing them fast too!
      ha

  14. patful profile image60
    patfulposted 8 years ago

    One example of silence having power is when you're standing in the presence of someone who is babbling (full of sound and fury,signifying nothing). You merely stand there, with a slight smile, and let the babbler make it ever so clear what he/she is. Silence is quite powerful here because the babbler is not worth engaging.

    1. Lisa HW profile image80
      Lisa HWposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      This is a good example, and it is why "the silent treatment" is often viewed as a form of psychological abuse.  If the person is "ranting" or verbally attacking you, it can sometimes be reasonable to let them know you won't engage in their nastiness.  If the person is just "babbling", one man's "babbling" is another man's attempt to communicate; and when the silent treatment is used there it is certainly an effective way to let the other person know you don't view them as worth engaging.

      The trouble with that is if it's a family member or friend who is simply talking it isn't great to send the message that they aren't worth responding to.  Besides, I don't necessarily think silence always means keeping some form of "power" of the other person (by not being willing to communicate and promote understanding), because sometimes people who stay silent are the ones who know they aren't going to win the argument.   I do like silence at the movies, though.  smile

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes they don't seem to notice . . .

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

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  17. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Would you stop that, A Texan?!!
    Your constant silence is getting on my nerves! smile

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      A Texanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      ok

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Whatcha mean?  Silence doesn't speak!  It's silent!  If it spoke, it would be speakence, not silence!

    On the other hand, a pistol with a good silencer can speak a WHOLE lot louder than words....

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      Madame Xposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!

  19. Luciendasky profile image70
    Luciendaskyposted 8 years ago

    It depends on the situation.

  20. jayb23 profile image70
    jayb23posted 8 years ago

    Silence is golden but there are times when you have to speak up else chances are you will put yourself into trouble. Communication is a gift of God and one has to be mature enough to use it at a right place and at a right time.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    Silence, if you are not usually silent can tell people a lot.  But only if they are mind readers

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    I would say yes...the real message resides in words not spoken

  23. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    Silence doesn't speak much for me so I have to break the silence with words to convey my actual message.

    1. Lisa HW profile image80
      Lisa HWposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Same here.  I'm a big fan of communicating (or at least trying to).  If you don't convey your "actual message" you leave it to others to guess, and most of the time they'll guess incorrectly.  I just see doing the silence thing as a kind of game playing at best.  Grown-ups at least try to communicate.

  24. packerpack profile image60
    packerpackposted 8 years ago

    Well as already mentioned here before .... it depends on the situation. At right time and right place making sure that your silence is not misunderstood as your weakness instead it should portray your gravity. "Give your ears to all but words to a chosen few"

  25. GeneralHowitzer profile image63
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    Silence speaks louder than words just like the pen hehehehe.

  26. XTASIS profile image52
    XTASISposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes silence speak louder than words. Other times you have to shout to get your message delivered

  27. shamelabboush profile image64
    shamelabboushposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes it does but when you need to speak for your own right, you have to speak up.

  28. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    most people just talk too much and don't allow any time for silence in their lives~  so when it's there, they misinterpret it.

 
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