I was quiet from 5-25 years old.
My elementary school friends saw hanging out with me had a purpose. Embracing diversity at that time was a big deal. They received props from the teachers to include me.
During my teen years, making friends was a huge struggle. No one liked to talk to a quiet person who is also so “different.” I joined Distribution Marketing. The work / study program was one of the best things I had fought for myself. I was able to get out of school a couple of hours early and received four credits for two years. Yippee!!!
Life was good at work, every day I so looked forward to getting out of school for it, until our store brought in a new manager. He was talkative and annoying! Always tried to make me talk, smile and act as if I had won a trophy for being the front cashier. No matter how much I battled to convince him I was happy. I know he didn’t believe me because he annoyed me every day I worked with him. But I supposed he was a good man. He attended my lowlife engagement party (at a run down apartment) with his wife –action spoke louder than words.
Things started changing when I had my first child, I became fearless. My second child came almost five years later and I became almighty fearless. Now with my third child – nothing stands in my way. There is no time to hold back. I would never forgive myself if I didn't speak my mind and made sure my thoughts were transferred. I am stronger, braver and more invincible with each life to protect.
But sometimes life takes me in a circle. Now instead of me being the quiet one, I am surrounded by quiet people. A quiet mate, which already had me ripping my hair out at times. And just when I thought quietness was *turpitude, I just inherited a quiet boss. The two people that need to be very communicative with me the most!
Quiet people are generally good people, but goodness gracious! It is hard to live every day in silence, now 18 hours a day. Have a wonderful week everyone!
Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #60
1) Are you considered a quiet or talkative person?
2) Do you think it is harder to get to know someone that is quiet?
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*tur•pi•tude [tur-pi-tood, -tyood] noun: 1. vile, shameful, or base character; depravity. 2. a vile or depraved act.
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