"It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt" - Mark Twain
Mark Twain said it, my father lived by it, and I believe it. After the holiday joy - and all that encompasses - I find myself with nothing to say. Not only nothing to say but thoroughly enjoying the vastness of the nothing. And so lest I remove all doubt, I am going to "shut my mouth" until I find something worth saying.
Mr Twain may have been a curmudgeonly old man but he had a point. Or two.
Sage advice. My father-in-law has a couple of similar quotes that are family treasures:
"If you can't communicate, the least you can do is shut up."
"Never pass up the opportunity to shut up."
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