With the silence,
The loneliness starts to creep in
Irrelevant, inappropriate thoughts
A little anxiety
And the next second,
You’re drowning in pain of the past
It’s so hard to forget, I know.
Close your eyes and tomorrow will come
You’ll be ok.
We’re not all loud or always in the mood to engage in small talk. Some of us have trouble ‘projecting artificial enthusiasm’ and would rather talk about the more important things in life or say nothing at all. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Introverted kids need to stop being pushed to ‘get out of their comfort zone’ because that might be exactly where they need to be to make a difference.
I just finished reading ‘Quiet’ by Susan Cain and it was worth every second I invested in it. I’ve always accepted myself for exactly who I am but I learnt that not everyone will embrace the idea of me being in my head a lot or wanting to read a novel in bed instead of being at a party and the way those people feel about how my mind works is their burden and not mine. I learnt that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with my dislike for group work and continuous desire for solitude.
People are so quick to equate quietness to weakness but there’s no reason why quiet can’t be strong.
If you’re an introvert, in a relationship with one, friends with one or raising one, you might want to pick up this book. It’s honestly a mind awakening read.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
People are so quick to voice their opinions or what they feel you should do with your life . I’d never understand why because I’ve mastered the art of silence. I think silence does more than poorly constructed sentences that result in irrelevant advice would ever do. If you spend your days just talking and adding your two cents to every conversation. When do you listen, learn, understand and reflect? Try using your ears more, it’ll really change your life. You’d be surprised to realize how much has been said to you that you never really heard.