Title: Silliness


The essay explains the meaning of silliness. To provide personal viewpoint on the issue, past experiences and observations are being applied. Furthermore, the relevant examples are given in line with descriptive and narrative techniques providing evidence and focus on one particular meaning and effect.

General discussion
            Silliness stands for silly and/or frivolous behaviour guided by our impulses rather than rational thinking. Depending on circumstances, people are prone to the acts of silliness without considering long-lasting effects of their acts. Our impulsive scatterbrained manners often cause serious troubles and mistakes we make are difficult to resolve in the long run. Silly decisions and acts are particular to domestic arguments and family quarrels.

For instance, married couples often quarrel about minor things, that are not even problems; worse than that, each of them defends his/her own standpoint because of principle or being too obstinate to lose selfish interest. Such minor misunderstandings often lead to the weeks of sorrow and may eventually end up in divorce. This common-day example is given to stress that silliness excludes compromise as quarrelling parties are blinded by impulses and therefore cannot make up their minds in a reasonable way.

            Another example of silliness is due to the lack of wisdom and practical experience. There are many youngsters in the streets that strive for easy-come cash. Due to the lack of knowledge, a teenager deems he will easily and quickly retrieve money from cash machine by crashing it at night. At that, acting on his own, he is not aware that money is not behind the ATM. Furthermore, his act of crashing the machine with baseball bat is subject to surveillance camera. As a result, his risk was silly, there was no money at all, and now poor victim is almost a prisoner owing serious fine for breaking down state property.

            Silliness is...