Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Cold Desert, who is blogging to help him focus on his Ramadan fasting (right, Ahmad?), has just posted a good list of the usual fun email 'wisdom' -- I like:
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Yup, ya gotta hear 'em talk.

I generally trust my instincts, I've been wrong numerous times, but with time, I'm getting better at reading people. Metro, love him though I do, has a hard time catching undercurrents in a situation.

What's that other line: "It's better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." (Ah, you ask, "Who said that, anyway?" Very good question. Here it is discussed on a forum...probably the original source is the Bible, and Proverbs 17:28 "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." [and no, I didn't have time to do an actual Bible search, so for all I know that quote is off!])

Good morning all. Have a great day, a productive day if possible. If you are celebrating Ramadan this month, may peace find you (and enjoy your evening festivities!).



a h m a d said...

During Ramadan, I am getting many ideas for blogging, but I am not sure all of them are suitable for publishing. :)

I also love the quotation you included, "It's better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." It works all the time with me. I also believe that to truely discover people, we should wait for them to talk while they are angry. Of course, I don't mean to anger them though. :)

Anonymous said...

Even though you feel that Metro has difficulties in that area, I think even he is more adept than me.
I have always been incredibly bad at reading people and situations.
So much so, that that often when trying for a bit of levity I'm left with a long sharp memory of deep embarrassment.
I do feel I've gotten a little better with age as it doesn't happen as often as it used to.
As for the quote, I've heard it attributed to both Twain (Mark not Shania)and Franklin.


Lori said...

Luckily for us, everyone has their strengths, and those are the ones that we can take to the bank, so to speak. Whether we understand the inner workings of people, computers, or heavy machinery, that's where we end up working, right?