I’ve noticed that people (myself included) tend to state the obvious when they have nothing better to say.
Every day for the past few weeks when I’ve walked out of my house, I’ve said, “Woah, it’s HOT outside!” (When I’m with someone I’ll say it out loud, and when I’m alone, I’ll think it.) Oh, is it hot? I see that it’s 101 degrees, but I didn’t feel anything!
Or, “Oh, it’s raining.” You think?
People also have a tendency to repeat facts that, while they may be true, are not relevant to anything:
“It’s dark outside.”
“It smells like skunk out here.”
Why must we fill the beauty that is silence (I don’t know if I would go as far as calling it “golden”) with unnecessary information? Is it that we long to connect with others around us through conversation, but cannot think of anything intelligent to say? Is it that we have all lost our capacities to think to ourselves, and must utter every thought that pops into our minds?
I’m going to try to be more cognizant of the obviousness of what I say.
But for now, I’m going to get a drink of water. It’s hot outside today, and I’m thirsty.