In Others’ Words: Remember Me?
What makes a person memorable?
Is it what they do? Hey, look at me! For my next trick, I’ll become the rabbit pulled out of the magic hat …
Or is it what they say? Talk … Talk … Talk …
And does saying more actually add up to less and less?
I’ll admit it: there were years in my life when I was all about words. Just let me have my moment. Just let me have the floor. Just let me have my say. Given the chance, the words would f-l-o-w.
I was eloquent. Verbose, even. Memorable? Probably not.
Nowadays I’m more likely to abide by the “Silence is golden” rule. Listen more. Talk less. And wait and see if I have anything worthwhile to say — or not. And really, I don’t know if I’m remembered all that much better than I was in the past … but I do know that I get to know others so much more now. And yes, I remember them.
In Your Words: Who would you say is a memorable person is your life? Is it because of what they did or what they said?
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