“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”
I was brought up with this:
"An empty vessel makes the most noise"
"Those who speak don't know; those who know don't speak"
"Cullen, now you're talking just for the sake of talking"
It's what I am. Although if I'm drunk I might be the fool won't stop talking. But even then I think I have a reason, although few might agree.
But as I get older I like to think that speaking serves a purpose all its own - beyond any peripheral "it doesn't matter what you say as long as you're talking". I'm increasingly short with people who don't have a clear point. It's probably the introvert/extrovert thing. Yes, that old chestnut.
But then I see I'm just descending into the world of Steve Martin in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles". God, what an asshole [I can be]
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