An American investigative journalist, Katherine Boo said “Much of what was said did not matter, and that much of what mattered could not be said”. A great quot….isn’t it?
In my opinion What she says is the real dilemma in today’s fast moving world. Often we miss what we want to convey and more often we say what we never wanted to say. Ever wondered whence this confusion comes from? In my opinion it is the result of the speed with which we want to unburden ourselves…and probably, want to burden the listener! The fast food syndrome has really engulfed our lives. Quick results is what matters. And often, the speed results in delay. Be patient….some decades ago patience used to be a great virtue but no more. Now it is taken as sign of inefficiency. But let us forget as to what the world thinks of us or our competence…let us, for our own sake, return to the golden rule of patience and see the results! “Think before you speak”, our elders used to say!
Give me your honest opinion. I don’t want truth with a veil on—I like naked ladies naked.
Australian novelist Christina Stead (born July 17, 1902) spent much of her adult life abroad. She reportedly only moved back to her native country, at the age of 66, after being denied the Britannica-Australian prize on the grounds that she had “ceased to be an Australian.”