I posted a quote in social media recently by Socrates that equate intelligence of the send on the content from the mouth.
“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”
In the social media point, women fall into the awful trap of being muted. To me that is the worst evil man, patriarchy, society, whatever can do.
For my additional adage to this is ...
Those with no minds say nothing.
How does one speak when they have no information or experience to talk to?
They use the stereotypes and biases either taught to them by society (if one assumes tabula rasa) or they use what is packed into their soul. If one uses the golden rule while discussing the unknown, karma and life will either bless them with instant friendship and knowledge, or the interest and principle gift later by mistakes and growth of enlightenment.
The thing that sets a person apart long term, is one who doesn't let the emotion run over them and force a decision or communication, or one who tries to control the communication of another.
It is one that listens, and attempts to communicate back through word and action the understanding of where the knowledge of the other person comes with.
As for me, I see the strong words, and you know what it makes me want to do?
Analyze myself, challenge my emotions, see the pain and suffering imposed on the talker. It makes me want to be "not" that man, but one far above them.
It also when I see the tape on the mouth of a beautiful and strong woman or minority. It makes me want to walk over slowly with my hands open and with peace and love saying ...
shh ... please consent to me touching your face and I won't hurt you. I want to remove that tape from your mouth and if you need a hug ... I am here. If you need a shoulder to punch, I am here also.
Speak what hurts you so you can be free, just like me.