The Process of Pruning will Proceed Apace

Once upon a time, I talked very much.  In grades prior to high school, I frequently was reprimanded, called out on speaking when I really shouldn't have been.

Then my injury happened and I found oration more difficult.  I have to structure my verbiage, utilizing the principle of parsimony. Id est, when choosing between two hypotheses, all things being equal, the one with the fewest ad hoc assumptions is the preferable choice.  I utilize the quick rule of thumb that brevity is the soul of wit. Acronymized: K.I.S.S.:Keep It Short and Simple.

In that vein of thought, I am trying to cull my speech of superfluous paralanguage.  Examples include err, umm, basically any filler speech when one os trying to reach for a word while still speaking.  Henceforth, I shall think before I speak, talk, make any utterances whatsoever.  I wish not to waste energy with redundant thought or speech.

1 comment:

  1. Good for thought! We should all value brevity!


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