When Ignorance Screams, Intelligence Shuts Up

The donkey told the tiger: The grass is blue. The tiger replied: No, the grass is green​. The discussion became heated, and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, and to do so they approached the lion. Before reaching the clearing in the forest where the lion was sitting on his throne, theContinue reading “When Ignorance Screams, Intelligence Shuts Up”

When to be Silent, When to Speak Up

The popular saying “speech is silver but silence is golden” dates back to ancient Egypt. It probably means that in some circumstances the less you say the better it is. I can imagine that when you are in the company of strangers, discretion would be more appropriate than indiscretion. Remaining silent also can represent aContinue reading “When to be Silent, When to Speak Up”

Listen to Understand

Listening to reply is the standard way that most people communicate. What that means is that instead of really paying attention to what the other person is saying, you are already thinking about what you want to say in response. Of course it’s great to have a well-thought-out reply, but if you’re thinking about what you wantContinue reading “Listen to Understand”