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If someone from the past visited us today, they would very quickly realize that we all have a lot of opinions and most of us express those opinions frequently. In the U.S, freedom of speech is a right to be thankful for, but I wonder if living in a society where every one express themselves 24/7 causes us to forget the power of silence.
The ability to refrain from expressing yourself without being bitter, suppressing emotions or feeling oppressed is nothing short of a virtue. The benefits of controlling or delaying your input can have positive effects on both your relationships and wellness. Let’s look at some of those benefits.
Being silent allows you to actually listen.
Conversations involve dialogue. I say something, you say something in response. We all know how it works. But when you opt for silence, you give yourself the opportunity to actively…
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