Words, are more than words.

One of the interesting things I learnt from class today wasn’t about the scholarly content in which we were engaging in. It was a simple sentence that struck me deeply– “What is not said, is not said.”

Indeed, whatever is not said cannot be inferred.

Which made me think about you. About how we’re where and what we are because you and I, failed to say what we’re suppose to when we had to. Inference from selected gestures, and words used is not enough, for it’s not adequately expressing what it should.

And as much as I would like to think I meant something to you, I couldn’t. For it would be almost criminal to assume.

Undoubtedly, words are not everything, and some may even say words are cheap. But in some situations, everything is in place, and what’s left, is to verbalise.

Ultimately, if you want to say something, say it. Or to put it more aptly, if you had wanted to say something, you should have said it. Yes, in past tense.

For life’s like being on a stage; once you fail to deliver your lines, off you go.
I’ve showed you the answers, now here’s the door.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MYS
    Oct 10, 2009 @ 11:17:54

    I’ve got to agree on that 110%! Sometimes it’s things that are left unsaid that matters, it’s also the things that are left undone that makes the difference. The sad bit about all this is that what is left unsaid and undone, become just simply internal thoughts. It reminds me of what 老师 used to tell us, although not in total context – “台上一分钟,台下十年功”. After accumulating all that emotions and like, people just let it pass. What could be, wouldn’t be. So I guess we should learn to say things we ought to say when the opportunity is in front of us and not wait for something to happen, don’t let it simply pass. More importantly, people will remember how you made them feel. Gal, know that you deserve better! 🙂

  2. MR Q
    Oct 10, 2009 @ 16:30:04

    Words are more than just words, wont it be devasting to think that people treat your words like dirt, that is brushed away?

    Thanks for the very encouraging sms!
    You are perhaps the only one that think that way.
    but then again, perhaps somethings are best left unsaid, after all, we know what we are doing or saying, but we dont know what our doing or saying actually “does”.

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