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Places Where You Should Never Talk to Yourself No Matter What

Updated on May 2, 2016

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Let's face it,

we are all guilty of talking to ourselves.

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The Holy Scriptures teach

(Jesus taught), "Love the lord thy God with all thy heart, mind, soul, and spirit and thy neighbor as thyself." Notice I used the English accent? I confess. I have a lot of trouble fulfilling this commandment. Do not let my writing mislead you. I "do" love my God, my neighbor, and myself. But sometimes, again, I confess, I catch myself loving myself way too much. This is no longer loving myself, but being self-centered and that's just plain wrong.

But we are all human and have human failings everyday. One of my other character flaws, if you can call it a "flaw," is when I am working (alone) in my birdhouse shop, I talk to myself as I am designing a birdhouse for someone who has been so good in ordering one from me and as I talk to myself I am actually double-checking my birdhouse parts, angles, and cuts as I go along.

Be honest. Do you ever talk to yourself?

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But for many

Talking to themselves in private and public is nothing at all to take seriously. It's as if these people have always talked to themselves unshackled and unbridled. No one, including their parents, ever said to them, "Little Joey, talking to yourself may be the sign of a wide imagination, but "we" must not do this in public, or others might think negatively about "us." Okay?" So they roll right along talking to themselves about anything and everything.

For their teachers in kindergarten through college it was a challenge to not send them home or to the principal due to their constantly distracting the class with their monotone talks about politics, their nice jeans and "Pepe," their pet iguana. Their classmates, what few remained their friend, even had trouble with being patient with these people ramble on about whatever popped into their minds.

That was then. This is now

Things have changed in our society. Sure, we can all freely talk to ourselves in public, meaning sidewalks, bus stops and train depots, but did you know that there are . . .

Places Where You Should Never Talk to Yourself No Matter What

Before I go further, I want to share a few facts with you about those who talk to themselves.

  • Men, more than women, are more prone to having conversations with themselves.
  • Caucasians talk to themselves more than those of the African-Americans, Mexican and Chinese race.
  • In a few countries in Europe, it is against the law to talk to yourself and punishable by a seven-day stay in their local jail.

This song has the line: "talking to myself."

Those who lived in the 80's know why I posted this song.

Talking to yourself in the mirror can lift your self-esteem
Talking to yourself in the mirror can lift your self-esteem | Source
"Hi, me. This is me."
"Hi, me. This is me." | Source
If you are with a guy who had rather talk to himself than look at a hot girl passing by, you have a problem.
If you are with a guy who had rather talk to himself than look at a hot girl passing by, you have a problem. | Source
Some guys take up an entire date talking to themselves never giving the girl a chance to speak.
Some guys take up an entire date talking to themselves never giving the girl a chance to speak. | Source
Girls: On your first date with a guy and he has glazed eyes and running his mouth 100 M.P.H. you should not date him but once.
Girls: On your first date with a guy and he has glazed eyes and running his mouth 100 M.P.H. you should not date him but once. | Source
Girls: If your guy saturates your clothing with saliva from his mouth because he runs his mouth so much, you need a new boyfriend.
Girls: If your guy saturates your clothing with saliva from his mouth because he runs his mouth so much, you need a new boyfriend. | Source

Now to share places you should never talk to yourself and why.

  • In worship services - - this is very disrspectful to The Lord, the pastor and congregation. Unless you are mentally-challenged, put a damper on the talking to yourself.
  • Near hospital zones - - where the patients are recovering from surgeries and other sicknesses. You standing near a patient's window yakking long and boring about your dull childhood will cause the hospital security guard to not only warn you, but he will call the police to shuffle you home or to jail.
  • In a busy highway - - only an idiot would stand looking upward talking to themselves while cars and trucks' brakes and tires are squealing to avoid hitting them. Yep. This is a severe crime. Do you like jail that much?
  • In a civic center - - where famous politicians are making speeches to get votes for the upcoming election. What is really said is that most of the asinine things coming from your lips make more sense than what the politician raving about his or her opponent has not done for America.
  • Doctors' waiting rooms - - is no place to sit in a chair staring into space talking to yourself about how much you miss "Ralph," your best friend in the fifth-grade. Waiting rooms are always full of people who are sick. Why do you think they are there? If you must talk to yourself, find yourself an open field where there are no living people for at least 50 square miles and then talk until your face turns blue.
  • During surgery - - with today's anaesthetics, I seriously doubt that anyone can wake during surgery and talk to themselves about "Why The Beatles Broke Up," and other interesting topics. But if you are immune to the medicines that put you to sleep, find a cure for therapist to help you with that talking to yourself.
  • In a theater - - where a new film with George Clooney is debuting and for one showing only. Friend, let me be totally blunt with you. This gesture will get you removed by the theater manager and then if you hang around outside talking to yourself, you might get your butt kicked by people who have grown past weary of your jaws moving so much.
  • In the company - - of a prostitute. Friend, if you have to talk to yourself while taking a prostitute to dinner and then on to her place for a few hours of "fun," you have a deeper problem that I first thought.
  • On the bus - - traveling cross country to take you to visit your "Aunt Julie," a retired prison warden who worked for 30 years in the Iowa State Prison. Normally, people on buses traveling long distances love peace and quiet. Notice the last word: peace? You sitting looking out the window talking so fast that you sound like an auctioneer at a cattle sale will get you put off the bus in the middle of nowhere.
  • While getting a - - haircut. Barbers, no matter the race or nationality, hate people who talk to themselves while their hair is getting cut. When you talk, your head sometimes moves and then the barber makes an awful cut and then this accident reflects on his expertise. Do not do this, my friend.

The last place you should never talk to yourself is . . .

  • In your home while you read THIS piece. I hate to be picky, but you can munch potato chips, raw potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, peanuts, I don't care.

Just don't talk to yourself and try to read this helpful-but-comical hub at the same time.

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Kiss and Tales,

      It is always nice to see your name and comment(s) on my hubs.

      Somehow, in a mysterious way, your name adds a certain grace and elegance to my efforts.

      Love,

      Kenneth

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      gregas,

      I agree. What did you say? Oh. Okay. Sorry, gregas, a voice in my head asked me to ask you what you said.

      Not to worry. I feel fine.

      Thanks for coming by and come back often.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Say Yes to Life,

      Absolutely perfect song choice. Ahhh, R.I.P., Karen Carpenter.

      Thanks for your comment and you can write me anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, JG,

      Normal? Sure. I know this for a fact. When I am in the throws of designing/building my birdhouses, I am also praying to and talking with The Lord Jesus about this birdhouse and who it is going to and how I pray that the customer will like it.

      No one, including Jesus, has told me to knock it off.

      Thanks for your input.

    • JG Hemlock profile image

      JG Hemlock 

      2 years ago from VISIONS AND DREAMS

      I spent almost 5 years completely alone and I did not realize that I would speak out loud to myself at times. My husband brought it to my attention. He completely understood why. Speaking to yourself out loud is normal within moderation. Yes, agree with gregas. If you argue with yourself and lose the argument ...you may have an issue. LOL

    • Kiss andTales profile image

      Kiss andTales 

      2 years ago

      Gregas you made me laugh this morning. Thank you for that

      When you argue with your self and lose! lol! You and Kenneth is certainly good therapy for the soul.

      I enjoy !

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      Greg Schweizer 

      2 years ago from Corona, California.

      It's ok to talk to yourself, and even answer. But when you argue with yourself, it is really bad when you lose the argument. Greg

    • Kiss andTales profile image

      Kiss andTales 

      2 years ago

      I like this song .Nice choice say yes to life

      Also some people are just loud thinkers .

      They say what they think out loud. No disorder.

    • Say Yes To Life profile image

      Yoleen Lucas 

      2 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      "Talkin' to myself and feelin' old.

      Sometimes I'd like to quit;

      Nothin' ever seems to fit.

      Hangin' around,

      Nothin' to do but frown.

      Rainy days and Mondays always get me down."

      ~ The Carpenters, 1971

      It's OK to talk to yourself, so long as you don't answer.

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