CEBU CITY, Philippines— Sometimes not saying a word is already enough response.
There’s a time in our life that a situation does not really require any noise or response.
Want to know what these situations are?
Here are the situations wherein keeping quiet is the best response:
When you are angry— once we are angry, we often say things that are hurtful and are not even true. This makes a situation even more difficult to deal with. When you are angry, don’t let it get into you, walk away and breathe.
When you might offend someone— if you are in a situation where you want to say something but makes you second guess if you should say something, pick the option to be quiet and let it pass. If you are not sure of what you are going to say, be safe and keep quiet.
When you don’t know the facts— don’t voice out when you only heard one side of the story. Know everything before putting your opinions on the table.
When you are not asked— to be silent is a good thing when people don’t really need your input. Don’t put too much effort in things. Speak when you are asked to.
When you are talking to a closed-minded person— there’s just no use to it. Just keep your thoughts to yourself and understand that these people will only understand according to their level of perspective.
Learn to control your reactions and responses and be the bigger person.
To be silent is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of maturity. /dbs