Science of Silence

Science of Silence

Silence can be taken to be wisdom. A fool’s silence can be perceived by many as wisdom. Silence has helped shaped the future and the destinies of many.
Silence in a situation can foster peaceful co-existence while silence in some other situations may be very devastating. It can engender tolerance and survival and adaptation. A moment of silence can be a sign of respect. Meditations and daydreams have produced many of the great ideas the world has ever seen, so much profit for being silent.
Silence is courage and confidence; insecurities are loud and sometimes lousy. A person with little to offer intellectually or with no contribution to simple common sense resorts to the precious protection, convenience and defense being silent has to offer, because if they attempt to proffer their contributions or ideas, it could be catastrophic.
Many may argue that silence contributes to wisdom and creativity. Albert Einstein spent many hours alone in his study and laboratory, partially due to his ear defect, but this ultimately produced some of the best inventions man has ever benefitted from. Albert leveraged on his disability to provide the solitude he needed to concentrate on his passion which metamorphosed him to the great man he was even after his demise.
In fewer words, silence is a two edged weapon; it can either be stupidity or wisdom. Its utility depends much upon how you apply it in life.

2 thoughts on “Science of Silence” by Godswill Nnamdi Emereuwa (@GodswillNnamdiEmereuwa)

  1. to me silence is wisdom… a fool can never be silent

    1. Yes it depends on how you use it. What is needed is to know when to be silent and when not to be.

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