The Emptiest Barrel Makes The Loudest Noise… I always think of that saying when I see someone gabbing non-stop. That quote is originally from the great Greek philosopher, Plato, “As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest blabbers.” In simple terms: The dumbest person talks the most and is normally loud.
In a world of desperate reality stars, bias political commentators, and fame seeking celebrities we hear a lot of empty barrels. Think about it, Sarah Palin gets a lot of information wrong, has grammatical errors (ugh.. refudiate?), and a lack luster geographical background (I wonder if she can still see Russia from Alaska?). Even though she blames “gotcha journalism” for her short comings, Palin continues to make appearances on news networks and had her own show.
Believe me, I’m not trying to attack Sarah Palin, though it is pretty easy. I am trying to make you aware of how being an empty barrel is so prevalent in our society. But, just because the “dumb” person has a voice it doesn’t mean we should listen and emulate.
Hey, I was an empty barrel the other day… and YES- I wanted to take my foot out of my mouth and kick me with it. Unlike Mrs. Palin I don’t make excuses, I try to correct it and arm myself with knowledge. I read, read, read.
When I competed in pageants and cheered for the NFL one thing that every girl is advised to do is read. READ THE NEWSPAPER! From Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders to the future Miss America’s, everyone of those young ladies must pick up a paper so they can communicate the days topics. Not all of them do and we have seen infamous results. Why should they read? Because one of the worst people to come across is a physically beautiful dumb person. It’s seeing a person who isn’t living up to their true potential, and that’s sad and a little laughable.
I know we are all loving Fifty Shades of Grey, but below is my reading list for the Hot Girl seeking intellect.
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
USA Today has simple and good state-to-state news section
Books Every Woman Should Read
How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
The Bible, Quran, or Tanakh
Women & Money, by Suze Orman
The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman
The Beauty Detox Solution, by Kimberly Snyder, C.N.
He’s Just Not That into You, by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey