The Zipping Point

“God has given you two ears and one mouth for obvious reasons.” Something I heard on the passing as Mr. A was ‘advising’ Ms.B. Well, the obviousness escaped biological understanding. But a string of thought like a string cracker from Sivakasi got ignited.

When does one start talking or for that matter stop? Having been accused of both talking far too less and far too more. ( It indeed gets weird when different people give you these two different ends of the spectrum as feedback. Drawing reference to the SAME CONVERSATION!

That apart, I have been wondering, when does one stop. I guess a majority of the world is afflicted with the ‘stop problem’, rather than the ‘start problem’! Corporate corridors have taught me that it is best to assume that nobody can keep a secret. So your innermost thoughts, best stay where they are.

But having them stay where they are, increases the stress on their surroundings I guess. The best of solutions that I have found is to have a network of trusted family and friends outside of work, from diverse fields. The other solutions are to best keep detached from work. And strive to keep your mind and body occupied through a passion or a hobby. By the way, Blog !

Life will go on. Some will speak. Others will listen. Some others will speak of what you have spoken or supposed to have spoken to a variety of people. But learning to shrug and running to your carefully chosen passions and people will keep the sails fluttering high.

More importantly, I guess we all need to listen. To nature. To our dear ones. To music. To silence. And by the way, to a voice deep inside us!

5 thoughts on “The Zipping Point

  1. priya says:


    Some will speak. Others will listen

    Got to agree with this:)

  2. Jeevan says:

    Very nice post kavi! first let we listen carefully and speak.

  3. Keshi says:

    Great post Kavi!

    When to start and when to stop is a skill in itself 🙂 I mean one should know how what they say will affect the other person etc.

    What I do is, if I have nothing ‘good’ to say to a person, I keep quiet. If someone is being nasty to me, I will tell em off. U have to be smart to handle it properly too.

    Freedom of speech is a treasure..and it must be used with great care and skill.


  4. one of my friends used to tell me over the phone “you have to stop interrupting me!”. I told her “but you paused for more than 2 seconds and this is a long distance call”. She said “I have to take a breath or collect my thoughts, dont I?”


  5. Shiva says:

    Kavi, a hilarious ad and a thoughful post on that. Yes. it’s always better to listen that to talk as most do, alteast in the so called corporate world. A good lesson

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