Actions speak louder than words- Don’t they? Well given a chance I think we all have a grand scheme of things for ourselves and we all certainly do have a very high opinion of ourselves. There is definitely nothing wrong with it, we most certainly must have a high amount of self respect or it is very easy to be taken for granted in this world. And with this premise we certainly do expect others too to respect us the same amount as we do for ourselves.
Well the tough news is that others wont. No matter how much you bribe them, cajole them, shout at them, beg them – they are not going to do that, atleast not sincerely. But thought is, do we actually need that? I mean I do agree it is great to listen to the supportive words of people around us and hope that they reciprocate the same way in the future as well. In the light of this, we often tend to talk about the things that we have done, sometimes very relevant to the topic of discussion and sometimes very irrelevant. And sometimes we are so clever that we find a connecting point to talk about us and establish how great we actually are.
But wait a minute, do you actually need to do that? Why would you want to do it in the first place? I agree it is for others to respect you. Would you be in a place to respect someone if they keep bragging about themselves and talking how great they are? Well that’s cheap isn’t it? Would you respect someone who keeps talking about himself all along? I assume not. Then perhaps sometimes it is best to realize that there are things which speak more than the mere words, it is the beauty of silence and the words of an accomplishment which travel far more than you think.