Article Title: Live life in a moderate and balanced manner

 

Article Summary

The article is about the one minute silence that is usually observed in case of a usually sinister event. The writer argues against the relevance of the silence in modern context and how it has failed to achieve what is was supposed to. Silence usually is a time to reflect on an event and acknowledge its gravity but recent studies have shown that it is traumatising children and making them insensitive towards the harsh realities.

The writer initially believed that this is an outcome of being over protective. But later he argues that silence symbolises various things and not all of them carry a positive meaning. The writer believes that silence should not stand for inaction or the fear of offending someone when striving for change.

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Words to learn from this Article:

Twaddle: trivial or foolish speech or writing; nonsense.

Enduring: lasting over a period of time; durable.

Horrid: causing horror.

Mollycoddled: treat (someone) in an indulgent or overprotective way.

Dreary: depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive.

Industrious: diligent and hard-working.

 

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