Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Watch what you say
Elder’s always tell you to have manners in your house, and especially in public. There’s a reason to why they say this. I believe that actions speak louder than words. What you do means more than what you say. If you do something, the memory remains. People remember what you do. As if you were talking though, words can easily be forgotten.
A prime example is Snooki. She is on a show called Jersey Shore. She’s famous so she gets quoted and people look up to her. But when takes action and makes a mistake, the world will never forget. In Miami Beach this summer, Snooki was publicly drunk. She was stumbling around the entire beach and cameras followed her. She passed out on the beach and was arrested for public intoxication.
This made Snooki look bad. I bet there are millions of people who drink but the fact that she passed out in public and people saw her. Her actions spoke louder than her words. Now she is faced with unwanted fame because of her arrest. She really isn’t like that, but the fact that she made a mistake and didn’t watch what she was doing, she now looks like an alcoholic.
I have learned from my own self mistakes too that my actions speak louder than words. Some things I do around my friends that I think is funny, or an inside joke; well to other people I could look really mean or I look like I could potentially be making fun of someone. Even though that’s not what I was intending, others don’t know that.
It’s really hard to get into bad habits and get yourself to stop, or get out of them. About two years ago when I played volleyball, I was in a really bad mood but didn’t want to show it. Even though I didn’t say anything, I didn’t need to. We were practicing and warming up for this big game that I was so pumped for. Just because I got into an argument with my teacher a couple of hours before, I wasn’t allowed to play in the game. It wasn’t the teacher’s fault; but my own.
As we were passing to friends and serving over the net, I was so mad that if a ball landed near me, I would spike it over the net and purposely hit the person that passed the ball over. I ended up doing this a couple of times and I hit a player in the nose and gave her a nosebleed. The girl cried and coach asked her what had happened. She told the coach that I aimed my ball at her, and hit her in the face. A couple of girls that were also on the team and witnessed it agreed too.
Coach was furious and took me out. I remember the next day at school friends came up and congratulated me on our big when and I hated it because I didn’t even get to play. I was lucky that I didn’t get kicked off the team though. After that, I got a reality check and learned my lesson.
Many people make mistakes but it goes to show you need to watch what you do. People will remember your actions. So be careful and filter out bad ideas before you make the mistake and do it.