Quote by Jodi Picoult
Maybe I was naÃ¯ve to think that silence was implicit complacence, instead of a festering question. Maybe I was silly to believe that friends owed each other anything.
This quote reflects the speaker's realization and personal growth. They admit to being naÃ¯ve in assuming that silence implied agreement or satisfaction, only to discover that it actually disguises unspoken doubts or uncertainties. They also express a learning experience where they once believed friends had obligations towards each other. This quote portrays a shift in understanding about the complexities of relationships, acknowledging a previous innocence that has been replaced with a more realistic perspective on silence and friendship.
Every man who becomes heartily and understandingly a channel of the Divine beneficence is enriched through every league of his life. Perennial satisfaction springs around and within him with perennial verdure. Flowers of gratitude and gladness bloom all along his pathway, and the melodious gurgle of the blessings be bears is echoed back by the melodious waves of the recipient stream.