A majority of people would probably say that they have far more regrets over things they said, than things they didn’t say. A knowledgeable person learns how to spare his or her words. A passage in Proverbs goes further to say that even the foolish can be counted wise when they refrain from speaking at the wrong moment (Proverbs 17:27-28). It is the one most apt to listen that will also be the one most apt to learn.
The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.
It is presumed that most readers of this article will at least acknowledge a Higher Power, whom they perceive as God. However, the question then becomes whether that entity can be known or even needs to be known. Creation (man) needs to know its Creator. Any reasonable, sensible person knows that it is impossible for life to spring from nothing; that a simple cell could not evolve into a monkey and then a human being. An apple tree brings forth other apple trees; a monkey sires other monkeys and humans only produce after their kind: other humans. What a person believes about his or her origin determines everything about the direction of their life.