Monday, July 15, 2013

Quote of the Week

Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few.
- Pythagoras

Some words of wisdom from another of the great Greek philosophers.  Also for those who remember some of their grade school geometry, this is the fellow for whom the Pythagorean theorem is named.  Philosophy and math makes an interesting  combination plus he also founded a religious movement called Pythagoreanism. 

Okay, how many of you have known someone who, however likable, could talk for an hour and you were none the wiser for having listened?  Out of all the words they used, most are repetitious and only a very small percentage of them actually contained any real information.  Sometimes it's as if they are on an audio loop and you would desperately like to push pause.

I could spout out a lot of words about why I think this happens based on the individuals and their different life circumstances, but I won't.  I'll just leave you with this thought:  Talk less and say more.

 

5 comments:

  1. Good advice but sometimes hard to execute.

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  2. I am such a terrible rambler. I need to work on talking less and saying more.

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  3. While not one of them, I always admire the people who can say so much in a few words. Also, the ones don't have to need to fill in the quite space with empty words.

    Unfortunately, this is one of those life lessons still waiting for me to learn:~)

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  4. Hi all,

    Sorry I missed these. I think these ancient philosophers have a lot to teach us...still.

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