“One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
Alexander Chase”

I thought I would focus on this tonight. There are a few people that I have run across in my life who ( as Bill O’Rielly has hooked me on this term) bloviate. ( Definition To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner)

I love this quote ! As I look upon my experience with people this quote is about, I have gotta say it really is true. The simpler character people I have known really had it together, but the ones that go on and on about nothing, well they really do not understand things. So instead they try to lose me with garble instead of let me know they understand.

Have you ever had a co worker , a boss, a person in a store or a salesman at a car lot bloviate? If you look back were they filled with nothing because they just did not understand, they did not know? I think we need to just  let another person know we do not understand, so we can become more knowledgeable , instead of talking about nothing at all.

One of the many  problems with bloviating is you lose the other person attention- words flow out but the other person begins to only hear “blah blah, blah” Another problem is you lose your credibility. Another is it can be looked at as a waste of time. And whatever it is you think you are trying to say- often you are covering up that you do not really know what you are talking about. Or you are so focused on yourself , that everything turns around to yourself. Another quote ( I do not know the author >> but thanks:) ) “A conceited person never gets anywhere because he thinks he is already there.

Often the ones who babble on about nothing are so focused on themselves that they do not realize there is no other view then that which they see in their mirror. The world needs to be more humble, more compassionate, speak when there is something to say, listen to others, and ask questions when you truly do not understand. My mom spoke few words at times, she had it all together. Mom , to be more like you… I would love to improve on that characteristic. 


To all have a great Easter- to mom…. I love you, thanks for your wisdom, guide me to be better.  Love, Cindy