If I keep thinking about what others think of me, I'll never think for myself.
Sometimes you need to be strategic not logical. Just like sometimes when you need to lose or retreat in present, to win in the future.
I write down any interesting thought that comes to my mind. So that it doesn't linger around for long. Placing the thought outside, helps make room inside for more interesting topics to think about.
Just because someone doesn't speak up doesn't mean they don't understand. Not everything is to be replied to,the alternative is to think over it. I have seen elders pushing children to be more outspoken.But why nobody encourages children to think more? They can't speak unless they think,can they? For productive speech,productive thinking is necessary.