In trying to satisfy the taste buds of the tongue, I try to walk 20,000 steps every day. If only I could control it a little, I would reduce it to 10,000 steps daily. Then it would literally be a walk in the park. This gift of the tongue can spread the teachings, inspire people to become vegetarian, make people laugh, and also sell ice to an Eskimo. The same tongue can also be a curse. It can be an ax and slaughter the self-esteem of a person. It can crush the egos of the rich, the intellectuals, and famous people. It is fearless and has a rapid-fire capability of being faster than any machine gun. I wish I could only communicate with WhatsApp. I am a very slow typist and this will give me more time to reflect on my thoughts before I press send. There would be no regrets later. This way, I could put my tongue to permanent retirement, and bathe in the silence within me. – Satish Daryanani

Tongue illustration - logo of Rolling Stones