Advent calendar Box 16

advent calendar 16

Silent is golden, the saying goes. Some people seem to have forgotten that not everyone wants to make a big deal about themselves. Everyone doesn’t want to write and post photos of themselves on social media. Just because it’s there, it doesn’t mean you have to use it like everyone else. Introverts usually want to keep the most private things in private. Not everyone of course. There’s always one.

I don’t have the urge to talk about things that don’t really concern others. Besides, if you tell everything about yourself there is no mystery left. I’ve chosen to be silent on certain things. Sometimes I do tell about private things. Like the one with my sister and mother. But I wanted to share that so others could relate. I prefer posting my opinions more than facts about me. People who don’t know me think I’m always silent. If I was like that all the time, people would walk all over me. If someone tries to hurt me I defend myself. I think before I speak because if I said what was on my mind straight away, I would hurt someone’s feelings. What people mostly talk about is something I’m not interested in any way. When I suddenly say something other’s are surprised. I don’t know what’s so strange about that. I’m human and not a robot. I don’t need to follow the crowd. I say something when I have an opinion. If it’s a subject about I have no experience of, I don’t take part in the conversation. People should stop wondering why some people don’t say much. Instead, they should accept that not everyone has an opinion on everything they talk about. We’re all different and that shouldn’t even be an issue. Why must there always be noise anyway?

Sometimes silence is good. No one plans a murder out loud. That’s something I saw on Pinterest once. Actually, when I plan something, I keep it close to my chest. I don’t even tell people I know. I’m also good at keeping other people’s secrets. Who would I tell anyway? I wouldn’t post it on social media, that’s for sure. I have respect for other people’s privacy. If it’s about something illegal or someone hurting someone, then I won’t be silent. I have morals and I don’t accept everything. No one should be treated badly. I can sympathize with people who are being hurt. If you keep everything silent, nothing will get better.