When it comes to dealing with stupid questions and critical situations, the answers are simple: don’t answer at all or smile, respectively. Silence is the best answer to stupid questions because most of the times they don’t require an answer; if someone asks you how you were able to do something, telling them that you just did it won’t suffice as an answer because they don’t really want to know how you were able to do it but why.
The power of silence
Silence can be intimidating but it has a way of conveying information without words. It can be used as a tool to get people to think about what they’re saying before they speak. It can also create a sense of mystery in an otherwise mundane situation. Silence is powerful because it allows us to think about what we want to say instead of reacting with something that we’ll regret later.
The importance of a smile
It’s not always possible to be happy in life. No matter how hard you try, there will be days when nothing goes right. It’s natural for everyone. But no matter what happens, it’s important to smile at others as if everything is okay. When you smile at someone, they’ll feel better about themselves because of your positive energy. You’ll also feel better about yourself because you’re allowing yourself happiness even in the face of negativity.
It’s not always necessary to have words with those who don’t deserve them. Silence can do wonders when it comes to dealing with people who are willfully ignorant or unable (or unwilling) to change their perspective on things that may be out of their control or understanding.
How to use silence and smiling to your advantage
The first thing that you should do when someone asks you a question is figure out if it’s a stupid question or not. If it’s not, then it’s rude to just ignore them. The trick is figuring out if they’re being sincere or not.
If they’re being sincere, sometimes your silence will be enough for them. If they’re not and you know it, then give them a polite smile and say I’m sorry I don’t know the answer before changing the subject. You might even want to humor them with some basic information about what you do know about their question in order to get them off your back.
The benefits of silence and smiling
Some people think that one should always be chatty or jovial. However, sometimes silence is the best answer for all stupid questions and smiling is the best reaction for all critical situations.
I’m not saying that you should never talk, but there are times when it’s better to just say nothing. When someone asks you a question that seems like an invasion of your privacy or an obvious no-brainer, it’s okay to politely refuse to answer. And when something bad happens in your life, don’t feel like you have to put on a happy face for everyone else. It’s okay if you don’t want to share your feelings or relive those painful memories; sometimes making yourself seem strong will make others around you feel stronger too!