One of the most powerful tools I have developed for myself is silence. Through silence, I’ve learnt more and gained more.
The world is full of people shouting. Spouting their belief, their opinion, their view. It can be overwhelming sometimes and it doesn’t give you the space to develop your own belief, opinion or values away from the social pressure of others.
Through silence, you see others’ true motivations through their words. In your silence, their anxiety kicks in forcing them to stumble over their words until the silence is filled.
True meanings come to light and you know better where you stand; with that person, in the situation and in the world overall.