I love the proverbial saying ‘speech is silver, but silence is golden’.¬†Thomas Carlyle translated the phrase from ‘Sartor Resartus’ in which a character expounds at length on the virtues of silence. As humans we have the tendency to talk more and listen less, forgetting the art of waiting and allowing ourselves to hear other viewpoints. It’s a difficult conflict between a man and his mind to control senses and reactions, but it’s something I try to cultivate everyday.

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