See the 20 Times You Need to Be Silent

See the 20 Times You Need to Be Silent

 

As the adage goes; ‘silence is golden’, the following is a list of 20 situations where it is better to be silent:

1. Be silent – in the heat of anger.

2. Be silent – when you don’t have all the facts.

3. Be silent – when you haven’t verified the story.

4. Be silent – if your words  will offend a weaker person.

5. Be silent – when it is time  to listen.

6. Be silent – when you are  tempted to make light of  holy things.

7. Be silent – when you are tempted to joke about  sin.

8. Be silent – if you would be ashamed of your words later.
9. Be silent – if your words  would convey the wrong impression.

10. Be silent – if the issue is  none of your business.

11. Be silent – when you are  tempted to tell an  outright lie.

12. Be silent – if your words  will damage someone  else’s reputation.

13. Be silent – if your words  will damage a friendship.

14. Be silent – when you are  feeling critical.

15. Be silent – if you can’t  say it without screaming.

16. Be silent – if your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your  friends and family.

17. Be silent – if you may  have to eat your words later.

18. Be silent – if you have  already said it more  than one time.

19. Be silent – when you are  tempted to flatter a  wicked person.

20. Be silent – when you are  supposed to be working instead.

“WHOEVER GUARDS HIS MOUTH AND TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL FROM TROUBLES”.

Culled from WhatsApp, author unknown

There are 5 comments for this article
    • Ifeoluwa at 11:12 AM

      Well, i feel if you’ve said it once, that should drive home the point. Repeating over and over again could make your message redundant.

      But why do disagree?

    • Abdulkabir at 12:22 PM

      Can you explain why? It makes perfect sense- if you have said something to someone more than once, there is a high probability that they already heard and understood you.

      • Ochinanwata at 10:09 PM

        So if a teacher says something about a topic once. He shouldn’t revisit it again? Sometimes, we have to tell an outright lie, otherwise would be foolish.

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