Personally, I’m a ten-over-ten introvert, and just like my kind, the pen is the mouth. When I write freely, you might marvel at what a social butterfly and a home of society I am. But when you actually meet me, you might instead wonder what a piece of mute I am. 😆🤣
Quietness and withdrawal are not choices but rather common quiddities of introverts. You can know more about introverts in this post by Daphny Aqua.
Growing up, I had just a handful of friends who cherished the kind of person I was. But neither these friends nor my adults actually had a clue about the battles that I faced, from loneliness (it’s a wonder you can be among people but still feel lonely) to early moral fracture. Sometimes I shed a few tears at the thought of my childhood as it was filled with emptiness and identity struggles.
Many times, we find ourselves in disagreement with other people’s ideologies because we come from different cultures. But, really, it costs us nothing to keep quiet over things we don’t quite like rather than critique harshly. And even if we have to critique, we need to do so with love and discretion.
I’ve always wondered why the mouths of certain people are filled with cankerous and poisonous words, and the speed at which they puke them out without locks and breaks. I’ve never really known why.
I don’t know whether it’s I who think of kindness in a different way. This is what I always think: that when, for instance, a friend asks me out on something, if I can’t do it, it costs me nothing to refuse politely rather than unleash deplorable tides on them or snobbishly put them off.
About a month ago, I politely asked a friend to go through my blogsite if they found time and see if they’d love my writings. Their reply came forth with a little sad humour, and I almost cursed myself for asking 😂. 👇
That was a “healthy” satire. And yet I had to show my sympathy over their sickness.
M’hmmm…. Well, “once upon a time” I too had an ego, only until I realised that we’ll all just die one day, and our lives and works will become history. So if we have a chance, however small it is, let’s use it to inspire people, to mold the next generation and to fight against common pests in our societies such as racism, violence, homophobia and immorality. There’s no time left for fighting over ideologies, classicism and all these other cheap self-centered things in life.
Let’s put smiles on people’s faces without expecting rewards from them. Just my sincere thoughts, and I’m open to rebuke. Thank you who is reading this for your continued love and support.