02 February 2010

The Tower Of Babble


According to the Bible, humans once decided their city should have a tower so immense that it would have its top in the heavens. This Tower of Babel was to be dedicated to the glory of humans, to make a name for the builders and not to worship God. So God was not happy about this, came down and confused their languages and scattered the people throughout the earth.

Fast forward to modern times. Still so confused are humans that they don't even understand each other even when they speak the same language. Worse, some humans continue talking regardless of whether they are understood or not. The point is to say what they have to say, and not to communicate their thought to another human.

I learn that in the world of humans, there are those who can only talk, there are those who listen but do not understand, then there are those who don't talk but only do. The first one is called the Talker. The last one is called the Doer. The middle one is just stupid.

Mr. B. said he is more of a Doer than a Talker. I believe him because he doesn't like to express himself too much. Someone he knows is a Talker. That person talks, and talks, and talks yet accomplishes very little else. The other person he knows only listens with blank stares, so you know the words do not travel right through the ear canals. Put the 3 of them together and you have 2 Energy Suckers and 1 whose energy is being sucked up very rapidly.

"Why do you have to put up with that, Mr. B.?" I asked him.

"I am not sure," Mr. B. wondered aloud. "Maybe that is just my role in life."

Poor Mr. B.


Photo credit : The Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1563)

3 comments:

steveny said...

the world is full of people who just talk and don't act. most of them are working where i work.

Becker said...

mr. b. says exactly the same thing.

siennalee said...

company or real life, you always meet people who are all talks. i hate them.

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