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  •  When I was in high school (1+ / 0-)
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    a wonderful teacher, the late Phil Bliss, gave a group of us an assignment -- to spend an entire day in silence. I tried really hard, but I couldn't do it; I need to be verbal. He accepted that as long as I wrote an essay about my experiences and my revelations.

    I'm not quite as loquacious as I used to be (at least not verbally; writing is another story as can be seen from most of my comments); I have learned how to shut up once in a while, but I'd still make a shitty Quaker. ;)

    "If impeachment is off the table, so is democracy." -- teacherken

    by Cali Scribe on Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 10:13:20 AM PDT

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    •  If someone has something meaningful to say, (0+ / 0-)

      great.  I've been known to be quite verbal at times, if the topic is intriguing. But I've known too many people who seem to have a need to talk, talk, talk, without ever saying anything in particular.
       One time I was having a conversation with a neighbor friend that got on the topic of a tax issue.  They guy went on and on, as if he were an expert in the field (which he wasn't.)  No matter what I tried to say, he wouldn't listen.  He was so consumed in monopolizing the conversation to get his view across that he forgot one important fact - I'm a C.P.A. with a specialty in taxation.  

      My Karma just ran over your Dogma

      by FoundingFatherDAR on Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 10:57:30 AM PDT

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