Flimsy Sanity: Great Essay on Being Quiet

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Great Essay on Being Quiet

This blog entry by Sumo Merriment is highly recommended to my multitudes of readers. It should be submitted to Education Journals, I think.


  • At 7:31 AM, Anonymous anan said…

    In Somalia, they have a saying:
    "The empty bucket is the noisiest" - meaning, i suppose, that people who talk all the time are usually empty-headed and like to hear the sound of their own voices.

    Not all cultures think non-stop blather is a sign of intelligence.

  • At 5:40 PM, Anonymous RJ Adams said…

    It took me sometime to get around to reading this article, but I was glad I did. I can relate to the shy, introverted schoolboy brutalized by an insensitive teacher for I was once one of the former, and suffered the latter. As for the likes of Matthews and Scarborough, Americans have a reputation abroad for being loud, in-your-face, and rude. These two - and a few others - are perfect role models. Of course, as with all national reputations, there are many, many exceptions to the rule. Brits are renowned for being somewhat reserved, but I know plenty who could show Americans what really being loud and rude is all about. The sum is that we are all different, and to identify one character-type as potential killers is just plain stupid. The only result, to vividly illuminate the shallow mentality of some teachers, and a larger number of American media "commentators".


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