There is a serious misconception with a fair number of people in the world. Day after day, we witness instances in which people think that being a loud voice equals being more accurate and more important than other people. In fact, the louder some folks are, the more accurate they are. It doesn’t mean that being loud doesn’t mean a person is not right (at times), but it shouldn’t, and logically isn’t, the only contributing factor.
It’s one of the ways in which we protest. We congregate in groups and we march around, yelling for which we believe.
It’s our right and, at times, it’s our duty to do this.
The problem comes when we forget the other side of the coin. Some of the greatest and most influential people of the world said so much by saying little to nothing.
When a humble and quiet woman decided she wasn’t going to ordered to the back of the bus, history changed forever. According to history, she didn’t yell and scream. She just did what she did. Be it out of protest or just because she felt tired, Rosa Parks changed history by just acting quietly instead of engaging in an effort of wasted breath.
Some people just decide that it’s not worth arguing with a big mouth (can’t image why…). Others know that a big mouth is just blowing smoke. Some people just decide that, like Rosa, more is said with zero words than with many words.
Loud steam rollers, take it easy. Also, be certain of a couple of things before being so vociferous.
- Homework and research has actually been done and is accurate to the belief. There’s nothing worse than being an ass to people and being wrong.
- Verify that what’s being argued is worth it. Seriously, nobody wants correcting for every little mistake, especially when it’s only a mistake in your eyes.
- Just because somebody might not say something, doesn’t mean you “won”. Sure, feel victorious in the weird way that people do, but keep in mind that “Silence is the hardest argument to refute”.