An intelligent man knows when to speak up and when to shut up. That's always been a gray area for me.
Not only is language useful, but it is a comfort. It is the single-most expedient way to convey information among humans - except for Iphones, Google+, and Facebook.
It allows us to tangibly author emotions into full bloom. Imagine your favorite love scenes or heroic scenes in your favorite movies. Now imagine it without any language. It can get weird in a hurry - (Like nudist camps in Utah).
Conversation is the garden hose of the soul - for you medical types let's say urethra. It is how the by-products of thought are passed through the body into the bony light of reality.
The down side of conversation is that it's absolutely impossible to un-say things. Once that brainstorm crosses the soft-palate, it's as permanent as Catholic sin.
My transgressions are many and , most certainly unforgiveable, in some many camps. To my transgressors I can only say "I apologize whole-heartedly for my obtuse verbosity - and again for your own apparent lack of critical perception:-) See...........I told ya I wuz smooth :-)
2000 years ago a carpenter from Galillee laid it all out - as simply as possible. Love one another, give to each other, make a difference in the lives of those around you, be rich by the things you do and not what you take from those who have less. It's the only way we survive,. and yet so many are so slow to come to the party.
Selfishness and greed are a cancer. Humanity has to trump politics at some point.That, in a nutshell, is my frustration. Maybe my only significant one , aside from tamper-proof packaging.
It has a lot to do with why I can't shut up - believe me I tried and failed more than once - through the whole first semester of the 5th grade, and again back in '80 when my ex-wife asked me if I thought she was putting on a few pounds in the hips . It like to killed me both times. Sometimes it's best just to give up.
So, I guess the world has to make room for one more ragged-voiced raven on the telephone line. I'll cackle and caw with the best of 'em. If a large target presents itself - and this is truly one instance where size doesn't matter - well...........Watch your heads - I got mad skills when I'm aimin'
"Don't take any wooden nickels"