Isn’t that what they teach us in our childhood? If speech is silver, then silence is golden (Eza al kalam men fedda fal sokoot men dahab). Silence is one of the qualities that they try to inject in us in the Arab world.
Silence is good, despite our differences, everyone seems to agree on that. They give us examples of situations and daily encounters where they show that silence has been the best practice to keep safe and win.
I wonder how long has “Silence” been our favourite choice. Reading history Arabic history before Islam and for decades after it, one can see that our prominant quality has always been “Speech”. I guess that “Speech” was even considered more important thant physical power at some point in our history where muscles were needed much more than our current time. Men used to conduct “Speech” fights within themselves rather than physical fights. The better speaker used to be highly regarded than the others.
How did that change? and why?
Yes, it is true that “Silence” can be a better choice in certain situations, but it isn’t the right choice always. Most of the time speaking up to set things straight is better.
As a child I was subjected to follow this way of thinking. Being the good boy who I was, I certainly memorized this idiom and applied it in my daily activities. I was nearly always silent! I was shwy to speak up, and I thought that it is the right thing to do.
When I used to get misjudged, I stayed silent. When I had a new idea to present at school, I remained silent. When I needed something, I chose silence and never asked.
I figured out that “Silence” doesn’t win me any points in terms of social value. I have never won any friends by being silent. I have never gained more respect to myself by being silent. I have always regretted not standing up for my rights because of my silence.
As I grew up, I knew better. I learnt that if silence is silever, then Speech is not just golden, it is more than that. Speech is diamond. It is our sword. Our power to stand out from the crowd.
I guees that I am not the only one who realized this. Arab bloggers are aware of the power of Speech. We won’t remain silent anymore. We choose Speech to voice out our thoughts and make changes in our surroundings.
Keep up the good work guys, and keep on talking….
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Silence is golden
Silence is very peace word and it is describing as the golden word. It is the very popular proverb. In the common word we say, it is the better word for everyone to make silence because, without any important topic, unnecessary talk creates bad effort, so it better to remain in the silent zone.
‘Silence is golden’ is the great idiom used by the most nations. Silence is the best policy and everyone have to better understand the value of the make silence.
‘Speech is silver, Silence is golden’ is the full phrase. It is better to maintain the quiet and silent and not say nothing. One should think before saying any words.
There is the comparison in both words listen and silent is same letters but arranged differently.
The Latin version of “Silence is Golden” is “silentium est aurum”. “Silentium’ means “Silence” and “aurum” means “Gold or something made of gold”.
It is the tendency of human to talk more and to listen less, the main cause of it is that we have forgotten the art of waiting and allowing ourselves to listen to other viewpoints.
When the person is a silent, they should prefer to keep quiet, so it will be the great think for them. It is abstaining from speaking for the people.
The understanding and learned people say something only that time when talking are necessary and meaningful.
On the other hand, people say that little thing, which expresses the knowledge of them and where it needs to speak.
The one thing is always should in our mind is that whenever you want to speak something, so before saying any word you have to understand the own word.
It displays great ability of everyone, so make good control during speaking and speak related to the subject, what they want to say.
Value of silence
The value of silence is great, especially when it is desirable.
You don’t need to speak every time to create an impression.
Sometimes, people leave better impressions who display the strength of character by remaining quiet and calm during challenging moments.
Remember, that “words are like arrows, you can’t take them back after you let them back.”
Why make silence
When we are silent and waiting, something great inside us keeps on growing, and silence gives birth to creativity, moreover the more we keep silent the less the heart that can be hurt.
There are times when silence become the most potential way of communication and it’s more effective than words, for instance sometimes a silent angry look from our parents enough to let us feel their fury and agony, and this angry look capable of making us behave better than harsh reprimand or scolding.
Lovers all over the world prefer to communicate with silent, It’s more romantic and it’s a famous telepathy between two people who have strong feelings for each other.
Undeniably, silence needs a special kind of power and authority of mind, to say nothing is more difficult than expressing anger, happiness, love, betrayal with words.
That’s why it’s a quite difficult conflict between a man and his mind to a long journey of controlling our senses and reactions.