The Things We Don’t Say Are Not Golden – Daily Shatzi: Wednesday Theme

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday 🙂

Have you ever ponder hard about the proverbial phrase “Silence is golden” ? about the wisdom behind it? have you ever disagree with it, or find yourself in a situation when you should have apply it but did not?

Like many other philosophical and proverbial sayings I’ve read in my life, I think that Silence is Golden… sometimes. Isn’t that the key of those little life’s mottoes?  You cannot apply them systemically to every single situation you will encounter in your life, you need to be flexible in your thinking and to adapt while dealing with life and people.

Of course, I agree that, in some circumstances, saying nothing is preferable to speaking, depending on what you know or what the person in front of you doesn’t want to know. Denial, relationships, fear, shame…there is a lot of reasons while it is a very good thing to stay out of people’s personal business, by keeping your mouth shut. It’s called self-preservation.

However, “Forever hold your peace” is not always the way to go. There will be times when you’ll have to call upon every bit of the courage you got and say the truth, speak your mind, share your beliefs and set yourself free. There will be moments when, no matter how much people won’t want to hear the blunt and ugly truth, you’ll still have to deliver it to them because nothing is worth compromising your integrity and your principles.

It’s OK to care about things and it’s OK to express your point of view. It does not make you trouble maker, it makes you honest.

We live in a world that could really use more honesty, more voices raised against injustice, more words put to denounce the hurt we inflict on each other.

So yes, silence is golden, know when to keep quiet.

But never forget when to speak.

Quote of the day

Picture of the day
Credits and Copyrights: Camille Lareigne

Song of the day

The Wreckers “Stand Still, Look Pretty”

I want to paint my face
And pretend that I am someone else
Sometimes I get so fed up
I don’t even want to look at myself

But people have problems that are worse than mine
I don’t want you to think I’m complaining all the time
And I hate the way you look at me I have to say
I wish I could start over

I am slowly falling apart
I wish you’d take a walk in my shoes for a start
You might think it’s easy being me
You just stand still, look pretty

Sometimes I find myself shaking
In the middle of the night
And then it hits me and I can’t
Even believe this is my life

But people have problems that are worse than mine
I don’t want you to think I’m complaining all the time
And I wish that everyone would go and shut their mouths
I’m not strong enough to deal with it

[Chorus 2x]


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