British Columbia, Canada
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out, and remove all doubt.
I had tons of friends in school and I truly believe it was because I was a good listener. Little did they realize I was biting my tongue.
Now I am afraid I do speak my mind and do whatever feels good to do, as in the end I have to face me each day for my actions. I have two sayings that rule this though, one is, "I start where I want to finish," and the other is, "Will I still be bugged by this next year?" If the answer to the second is yes, then darn right I speak up, and take action, if not, it is "small stuff" and I just let it go. This is the Sharon Philosophy and it works for moi.
Descretion is the better part of valor they say?