So I took this photo in the Museum of Natural History.
As you can see, this hippopotamus has quite a big mouth.
He is also not alive and is behind a glass-enclosed case for viewing.
To me this screams that those with big mouths often don’t end up well.
I remember a relative of mine used to bluntly call it, “being full of sh*t.”
Whether these people are in politics, your neighborhood, bullies at work and school, or even those in the fake news media…they have become all to somewhat frequent.
Sure there are other animals with small mouths in the same situation, but the hippo truly is a decreasing and vulnerable species.
And like it’s neighbor in the museum, the dinosaur–another one who has a big mouth–that ended up extinct, the prospects for talking big, but accomplishing little is sort of part of the character.
The hippopotamus is mostly a herbivore–it has a big mouth and some big sharp teeth, but it mainly eats humble plants and doesn’t pursue the hunt of the big game and eat lots of red meat.
Listen, big mouths can still be highly dangerous–words are powerful and can do a lot of damage.
But overall “talk is cheap,” especially when people focus on words and not good deeds and who don’t have the right intentions. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)