Why we stammerers fear so much of this word comprises of 5 alphabets?
Out of the numerous reasons, the most prevalent ones are :
In my case, it was the 2nd one that was scary.I used to think that once I got entrapped into a forever block, people will ignore me and it will be an embarrasing incident for me.
To check the validity of this belief, I did a small experiment. I took a stop watch and started to note down the time taken by me to get out of a block.I took a few feared words and repeatedly note down the time taken to speak those words with enough block everytime.
The average time taken to get out of a block was 2.5 seconds and minimum and maximum figures were 0.5 seconds and 3.2 seconds respectively.
So, I realized that it is not bad as I perceived. 2.5 seconds is not too much. A wait of 2.5 seconds is not unbearable. The stammerer and the listener, both can wait and let the words comes out. And, if, in some cases, the listener is in too hurry and can’t wait, then let him/her go and seek another person to complete your communication.
Now, most of stammerers may come up with a question that in outside world, a deadly block lasts much more longer than this 2.5 sec time limit.But if it is valid in your case, then, it happens only when you HOLD BACK.
Yes, I repeat…HOLDING BACK only makes your block a long one.It never ever help you in communicating in any way.So, if we don’t hold back, even the most deadliest block can’t persist for more than 3 seconds and 3 seconds out of 86400 available seconds in a day can’t be so long. Isn’t it?