Big-mouth: (n) an indiscreet or boastful person.
Every human carries around a burden of ignorance which normally can be hidden from view–unless we foolishly expose it.
As yesterday’s word was “big-head,” a condition of having an over-inflated sense of importance which seemingly expands the cranium, possessing a big mouth is the public address system which advertises the brain drain.
I’ve never known anyone with a big mouth who actually knows what they’re talking about.
Because once you discover how much knowledge is available, you are immediately humbled by how little you presently possess. It warrants silence–at least in intervals where surety is unavailable.
But not with a big-mouth. A big-mouth not only is aware of all circumstances, but has taken the time to draw conclusions for you as to how you should feel in any given situation.
- I have been a big-mouth.
- I have been a person espousing more credential than I actually achieved.
- I have been so certain about a piece of information that my fall from the lofty rafters of opinion was nearly fatal.
The easiest definition of wisdom may be, “to study to show yourself approved” … and then wait for someone to coerce the information out of you.