Is it me, or has daily life become very loud?
Don’t get me wrong… I am very capable of competing with noise! *chuckles* I recently spend three days with lots of different people involved in a family wedding. Those of you who know me, know I am very much an entertainer at times. A few drinks fueled chatter over those wedding days, and with added chuckles my voice got louder. Other like-minded… or is it like-laughing souls joined in, and soon whole pockets of the group were holding onto their sides with laughter.
I have always enjoyed talking to people, and sharing laughter. When I trained to be a teacher, there was an element of that which was aimed at encouraging us to enjoy trying to hold the interest and attention of a group of people. It built on my natural sociability, and it developed skills and enjoyment which I use in my work with tourists these days.
There does have to be a balance to all things though, and after the noise, there have to be times of quiet. So much can be achieved in those times, from re-charging the ‘social battery’ to simply letting silence cocoon the spirit. After those days of wedding bustle, I very much needed to let the ring of silence reverberate through me..
One very important thing to counteract personal noise though, is the much-needed time of calm to be able to listen to others. None of us exist alone!
So for those who know me in the ‘real world’, away from the screen… there are times when I am blamed for encouraging laughter, and for adding a lighter, more smiley noise to gatherings. For those who only know me through typed social media, I seem different. Even I can see the difference in myself there.
To me, so much social media seems little more than people standing on soap boxes, shouting through a megaphone. Everyone seems so easily offended by things, but are unable to maintain silence over it. Others have opinions which are so strong, they need to shout them at others in the hope of changing the opinions of the listeners.
I am not a mouse on social media though. I do post things. I have even returned to writing these random ramblings *chuckles*. There was a time when I didn’t want to write like this anymore. Even in conversation with Clifton this morning, he reminded me that I had said I wasn’t going to anymore. Why did I stop? Well, I have always felt that writing so honestly is giving pieces of myself away. Hmm… possibly not so much as giving them away, as letting people see me. It feels like letting down the barriers and allowing people to build up their own impression of who and how I really am.
I have always stood by being like this… by being open, but then I saw how some friends of mine had been mistreated. Where they had opened up to others, they had then found that information being used in a most ugly way… as something to be broadcast and something to try and take their happiness with. I don’t see why that is needed. There’s more than enough in the world, and life for each and every one of us to find happiness, without trying to achieve it by taking the happiness of others!
*chuckles…lots*… and what a lot of writing that has turned out to be, in a bit to explain why I am not so much the natterer on social media, as I am in my daily life.
Wishing you all a good, and peaceful day ♥
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