I Need a Muzzle for Myself
Here’s an app idea for some enterprising programmer: an application that, when loaded into one’s smart phone, sends electrical shock waves into the owner to let her know that she needs to stop talking. Specifically, she needs to stop the oversharing verbal vomiting that she is doing when she should just say, “I love everything! Everything is GREAT!!!!!”
I NEED this application. In fact, I would load it onto every device I have. That I would be dead from electrocution within 24 hours is a given. Even when my brain is screaming that I need to change tack and stop talking, my mouth just seems to yak on and on and on and on and on and on.
In life, when there is a disconnect between where we are and where we want to be, how do we best build the bridge between the two? I mean, sometimes they have to exist in parallel, but it is never a good idea to sit with one’s heart where we want to be and shoot nuclear warheads at where we are, no matter how good it may feel at the time. Especially when where we are is reality, at least for now.
I talk too much.
At least when I write, I can look back over it and realize I’ve said too much. (And, you’re thinking, “Really? And you STILL put all this out here?”) But when I talk, there is no edit button, no means of slurping back what just popped out of my mouth unfiltered.
So, which one of you can build the app that will shock me when I talk too much? Come on. It’s really a good, sadomasochistic idea……….
Too Much is Just Enough: Knowing When to Shut Up