Silence is golden…….get rich!

Mr. Broadway my high school chemistry teacher would get frustrated with us for talking too much but instead of telling us to shut up, he would say “silence is golden…..get rich”.   This goes well with one of my favorite quotes from Abe Lincoln.

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”
― Abe Lincoln

With twitter, facebook, blogs, etc.. everyone has a podium that they can now step up to and shout to the masses every little thing that is on their mind.  I should know… I certainly use these mediums to share information and my thoughts too.  But what troubles me is the complete lack of a filter for some folks.  Way too many people simply spew useless and sometimes tasteless information out there.   I will freely admit that I am not innocent of this, as there have been many times when I let the moment get away from me and say things that I wished that I had not.  I am not especially proud of this, but I will accept responsibility for my actions.  As I creep up in years I would like to think my filter has improved and while the rash thoughts my still fill my mind, I keep them to myself….well… I may call up Jason and vent…. but I do not post them on the web.

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