Talk, talk, talk, talk….humans do a lot of it! Politicians, religious leaders, professors, newscasters, plain old man and woman on the street, etc., etc. You name them, they talk. I talk…a lot.
Quotes about talking are numerous: “talk is cheap” “If people listened to themselves more often, they would talk less” “The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.” Those who know do not talk; those who talk do not know.” One must talk little and listen much”
My theory about humanity is that we would be a much kinder, gentler species if we had evolved without a voice box. Only missing that one part of our body…nothing else. Same brain, same senses, everything but….a voice.
Think about humanity as a whole having to go through our own history signing to each other instead of talking. How much different do you think we would be? There are a lot of things we do with our voice, but would we miss them if we had never known them?
How much closer attention would we have had to pay to each other? Would we be a more personable and culturally interwoven species without all the different languages having developed? Would touch have played a more important part in our development? Our eyes convey so much of our inner soul even as we are, just think about what they would convey if we had no voice. How much more acute would our other senses have become without the “easy way out” of talking?
Would we have had less war?
Maybe this will give you something to think about……if I see you out and about, we’ll talk about it.