Zambia’s Socialist Occasion President Fred M’membe has mentioned that it’s tough to discern the aim of that extremely publicised press convention held by President Hakainde Hichilema yesterday on the Statehouse.
In a put up on his Fb web page, Dr M’membe mentioned that it’s mentioned that if one has nothing critical or necessary to say it’s higher to close up, including that as Pythagoras as soon as noticed, we must always try to have one thing necessary to say earlier than we open our mouths, and quoting Us president Abraham Lincoln mentioned: “Higher to stay silent and be thought a idiot than to talk out and take away all doubt.”
Dr M’membe was fast to that he was not suggesting we stay silent on a regular basis, emphasised that it’s all too straightforward to talk thoughtlessly.
“I’m not suggesting we stay silent on a regular basis. But it surely’s all too straightforward to talk thoughtlessly. That may make you look much less clever than you might be, and you’ll minimise the possibilities of it occurring in the event you think twice earlier than you open your mouth.
The virtues of silence have lengthy been recognised.
“The favored saying “speech is silver however silence is golden” might date again to historical Egypt. It in all probability implies that in some circumstances the much less you say the higher it’s. Ecclesiastes teaches that there’s “a time to be silent and a time to talk.” Nonetheless, Ecclesiastes doesn’t give steering as to which conditions advantage which response. Every state of affairs turns into a judgment name, ” Dr M’membe wrote.
Dr M’membe additional mentioned that each one what that press convention revealed is that there’s an excessive amount of rivalry and anger in our politics – the illness of rivalry and vainglory.
“When that dominates our ideas, we overlook our basic responsibility as political leaders – to “do nothing from selfishness or conceit however in humility depend others higher than ourselves.” As political leaders, we should look not solely to our personal pursuits, but additionally to the pursuits of others, ” he concluded