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Speak Less.

On Machiavelli

"When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish." - Robert Greene.

As I mentioned in my previous post, we will continue discussing some of the things that Robert Greene mentions in his book, 48 Laws of Power. Here Greene discusses something that affects most of us. Many amongst us probably have the habit of talking a lot, jumping into conversations, going on and on with tangents and topics that no one is interested in anymore.

Stop.

Greene rightly says that the more a person speaks, the more his actual level of intellect and talents come forth. When a person is vague and does not speak much, people are left guessing as to whether he is a highly talented and intellectual individual or not. I have noticed that most people default towards the good in this case, so staying vague and by speaking less a person can come across as intelligent and interesting.

Of course, it helps if the few things that you say actually are intelligent and interesting, but nevertheless this is a good rule of thumb to live by.

What Does Islam Say about Marriage?

On TheWayToDestiny.Com

Marriage and the family are central in the Islamic system of life. Islam recognizes the religious virtue, the social necessity, and the moral advantages of marriage. There are many sayings by Prophet Muhammad (Peace andBlessings be upon him) which go as far as to state that when a Muslim marries, he has thereby perfected half his faith. As marriage is a religious duty, moral safeguard, and social commitment, it must be fulfilled. But like all other duties in Islam, it is enjoined only upon those who are capable of meeting the responsibilities involved. Islam views marriage as a strong bond and a challenging commitment. It is a commitment to life itself, to society, and to the dignified and meaningful survival of the human race. It is a commitment that married partners make to one another as well as to Allâh. It is the kind of commitment in which they find mutual fulfillment and self-realization, love and peace, compassion and serenity, as well as comfort and hope. Even at the most trying times of married life, and in the midst of legal disputes and litigation, the Qurân reminds of God’s law to the partners; it commands them to be kind to one another, truly charitable toward one another, and above all to be dutiful to God. Islam regards marriage to be the normal, natural course for women just as it is for men.

"And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell intranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect. " [The Qurân Ch: 30 Al-Rum, V: 21]

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