What is the meaning of silence?
Though many would define it as a "refraining from speech or
from noise" ,
silence can communicate as effictively as any words, through body language
or facial expression.Silence carries different connotations in different cultures.
Some cultures, especially Asian cultures, view it as a sign of respect
whereby in Western culture silence is often considered as an unpleasant behaviour.
Besides, it can be viewed as the proper behaviour between strangers or as part of
rituals, including the grieving process. Both silence and speech exist next to
one another.Without silence there is no speech and vice verca.