United States (ECWd) -
My parents taught me many things in my life and early on the term "Shut Up" was one not tolerated in our home. They said everyone has a right to speak but make sure when you open that mouth your words are constructive, not destructive.
With that being said, is there a place for the term Shut Up in our Society? Is there any good that can come when people simply Shut Up.
- COVID 19 - Just imagine all the good if people would just Shut Up. With a consensus from the experts, the spread is tied to droplets in our mouth that get dispersed when speaking or singing in close proximity, the vaccine might be as simple as closing our mouth. No mask? No need to mask shame or guilt-trip people if we simply Shut Up when we are within that sacred 6-foot zone of each other.
- Media- What would happen if ALL the media would just Shut up for a week or two? What would society do without the daily propaganda being spread? It might shift social media to actually being "social", rather than the emotional hate fest it has become through the buttons of destruction, "like" and "share".
- Protesting - I think most would agree, yelling and screaming at people to make your point rarely accomplishes anything. If protestors were to get creative and write out their message and map out an actual plan for accomplishing their goal and simply Shut Up, more people might actually read their message, not to mention a whole lot fewer people would be offended.
One of my mentors many years ago reminded me that the Good Lord gave me two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, and one mouth. The message was that we are designed to take in twice as much as we put out. A polite way of saying, Shut Up.