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It's only a weapon when you allow it to be. Sadly, I had a friend who used it to hurt me a lot, until I stopped caring. I realized their lack of communication with me was a loss to them. Instead, I found those who did want to listen to me. Now that person wants to be heard, and a part of my life again, I have little time for them. My silence is not done to hurt them, but simply that I would rather take that precious time to talk with those who appreciate my company.
Though I guess this should be clarified to mean deliberate silence. I'm terrible at communicating with people these days due to crazy life. But I make an effort and I think those who truly care about me know that and don't hold it against me.
But still, it's easier said than done. Not letting silence hurt you, that is. I mean, if it's the person you are involved with as more than a friend, for example. It's hard not to let the silent treatment get to you.
Well, yeah, that's kind of the point of the piece. That's the problem with aphorisms/proverbs/expressions. Like all catchy words, they can be simplistic. My dad once told me an expression "There is no bigger liar than a proverb". Ironically, that is a proverb in itself, haha.
But yeah, that's what I mean by "Silence does a better job". It's more like snubbing, giving the cold shoulder.
I'm struggling through the same thing myself right now. There are so many people I keep meaning to stay in touch with despite the pressures of life. University hasn't been too kind there.
I'm sure that they don't hold it against you. I know I don't.
Thank you for your input though. I'm wondering whether I should change the wording now. Might make it less proverb-like but at least it will make more sense.