We all have a wise person in our lives who said, “If you haven’t got anything nice to say then do not say anything at all”. Let us expand on this very sound piece of advice to read, “If you haven’t got any thing of value to say then do not say anything at all”. I will venture that it is nigh on impossible to get any two people to arrive at a consensus and agree what is of value. Of value to whom?
Can we say, for simplicity’s sake, that any random words set forth will eventually settle in a place wherein someone would find value in them. So to follow this logic means that whatever we say has some value, correct? Then let us throw open the shutters and stand before an open window shouting whatever we please. Oh wait, silly me, that’s what Facebook is for. Facebook and the plethora of other platforms the world wide web gives us.
I would like you to come with me, here take my hand. We shall stroll over yonder, it’s not far, and we shall find a stage. Step through these curtains, OK yes you may peek first if it pleases you. But please verify that there is no audience. That’s right you have the entire stage to yourself. Go forth and take your place front and centre, sans spotlight (this thing is already dramatic enough).
What is it that you would like to say? You may say or do whatever you please, go ahead, the acoustics are wonderful. You have the floor, uncontested but no audience.
What would you say if you knew no one was listening?