Choose Wisdom

May 8

Proverbs 17:28
“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
Silence though dangerous can yield excellent results when used in the right manner. Regardless of our intentions, it is safe to say we have all lost our tempers in one situation or another in our lifetime. It is also safe to say that in most cases we probably felt terrible or foolish for resulting in such behavior after we exhibited it. It is evident that anger causes us to speak and act in a way that is outside of our character. This is the very reason why silence is gold in some instances. It is easy to lose your temper and speak anyhow, as a matter of fact, anybody can do so without help. The problematic yet necessary thing, however, is the ability to remain silent even in the circumstances that we may feel we are right. 
Silence can keep relationships; it can keep information in the right place and many more. Take an instance where siblings are arguing about their upbringing. If one sibling is in the right and for this reason speak out of the pain, he or she might say things that can sever their relationship forever, or they can keep silent and keep their relationship intact. We must learn how and when to apply wisdom. Not every situation requires rebuttals, and sometimes silence is the difference between life and death. Be quiet whenever necessary. Do not be quick to speak, walking away can be the best decision you will make in certain circumstances. Furthermore, being silent does not make you a coward; instead, it makes you wise, and better to preserve lives in silence than to take them in hastiness. 

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