When was the last time you really wanted (or needed) to say something, but kept quiet? Write a post about what you should’ve said.
There’s an updated old expression, “Silence is golden, but duct tape is silver.”
If something tells you to keep quiet there is a reason within that moment. If compelled to speak there must be something in that moment that tells you to do so. Most generally it is best to remain silent on something you struggle with. Just looking at things from a mathematical and chance standpoint there are likely more times we said nothing or wish we said nothing rather than said something we later regretted or wished we would have said something meaningful or profound when nothing was said.
There is a wise saying from Psalms 4:4 “Be agitated, but do not sin. Have your say in your heart, upon your bed, and keep silent.” Saying something often brings contention and strife. Are there times when things should be said? Certainly, but to the right person or authority.
Likely that’s who writers are; people who just wished they said something, but didn’t so they write about it as if it was said – cowards! (sarcasm)
I sleep with a role duct tape next to my bed.
Here is the link to my short story for the day, Abe Takes the Elevator.