posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 05:27 PM
Originally posted by emsed1
reply to post by Pinocchio
Silence is the most difficult lesson to me. All the esoteric books I've read say the less one says the more one learns.
It's a discipline I'd like to practice. If I can shut up long enough.
I agree. Maybe the hardest lesson of all. I love it and hate it when someone that is generally silent decides to speak up and they always have
something profound to say when they do.
My father-in-law doesn't say a whole lot, but when he does, it always makes people stop and think. I used to work with an old man that would rarely
say anything, but sometimes he might point, or just waggle a finger, or he always loved to just lay a tool by me while I was working, and after I beat
myself up doing things the hard way, I would look over at the tool, and realize how much easier the job could have been.
Those people are infuriating! But I wish I could be more like them.