Monday, December 1, 2008

Wha - Wha???? Haroomp!! Balderdash and the Like.


  1. I was wondering if I were really able to make a difference.
  2. That's all.
  3. I mean, I'm just a small boy, from a small family, from a small town.
  4. That's all.
  5. What would constitute a difference, really?
  6. Was that meant to be rhetorical?
  7. Will I only speak in question-form?
  8. Possibly.
  9. Moving oN.



    I found that the softer you speak, the less you are taken seriously. No matter how profound the subject matter.


So I was reading an article about the most self-indulgent albums produced. Usually when it comes to an artist, most of it is self-indulgent, because they understand the matter, and it's meant for them. The rest of us are left to either take it or leave it, that's all. If someone finds something of value, or interesting about it, then that's fine. But if you don't get it, then you're an idiot. That's all. Every village needs an idiot. Soothing reminders from Mother, on just how hopeless it really was.


THE LOUDER YOU SPEAK, THE MORE YOU ARE UNABLE TO LISTEN.NO MATTER HOW PROFOUND THE REBUTTAL IS.

I realized, that perhaps I should have made a change. It may have proved to be, (what's the word?) ironic - (not quite) substantial - (eww, no) decisive (possibly -) in nature, and helped to drive home a point that does not need to be made.



I FOUND THAT THE SOFTER YOU SPEAK, THE LESS YOU ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. NO MATTER HOW PROFOUND THE SUBJECT MATTER.

Just musing.


The louder you speak, the more you are unable to listen. No matter how profound the rebuttal is.



"So - where do we go from here?"

"How about we take another stroll around the block?"

"That'd be nice."

4 comments:

DangGina said...

I don't get it.

I read through it, and maybe it's because I have almost inaudible Christmas music playing in the background, but I'm not following...

Especially the part where you said "the softer you speak the less you are taken seriously, no matter how profound the subject matter." I totally disagree. Although I can get rather loud, I somehow REALLY pay attention to the person who is more soft-spoken. Seriously. Plus, the prophet and most (if not all) the apostles are soft-spoken. (Elder Perry has a big voice, but I don't know if he's really "loud.")

I completely agree with "the louder you speak, the more you are unable to listen. No matter how profound the rebuttal is." I think that's true in most cases.

I've already said more than I meant to say...

Eskimo Bob said...

So maybe I should fire my fortune cookie writer? But then, would I not be taking him seriously because he's soft spoken?

Steven M. Adami said...

What?

Amber said...

True, that!

Soft-spoken people unite! Those who are tired of being ignored and looked over in the crowd... Those who will never make it on to Deal or No Deal... Those who want a little more recognition for their outstanding techninical editing skills, bow hunting skills or otherwise...


Meh.