Sunday, March 10, 2013
Loud People vs Calm People
Loud people have been some of the most oppressed people in history. All their lives they have been shushed and silenced. What most don’t understand is loud people are not obnoxious individuals with only a desire for attention. Loud people have, in fact, the deepest personalities of all because they choose to express their emotions vocally with anyone and everyone who can hear them. Loud people have ecstatic energy that can only be released through the voice. When a loud person has something to share, they share it. Period. No vague, foggy commentary about the process of a formed opinion, like calm people. Why beat around the bush when you can proudly exclaim your beliefs? And why suppress laughter? An expression of joy and gladness should be boldly projected, not reduced to a weak smile. Loud people would never stifle a laugh. Loud people are the most common carriers of contagious laughter, and why shouldn’t they be? Hearty and deep in the soul is where loud people’s laughter comes from. Loud people’s laughter is the best kind of laughter. Calm people worry too much. They worry about bills to pay. They worry about wrinkles in clothing. Worst of all, they worry about the opinions of others. Why form your own opinion when you can adopt the opinions of others? Why think for yourself when you can simply avoid conflict all together? Why have a backbone? Calm people cannot comprehend the notion of free speech. Calm people loathe being in the company of loud people. They are so easily embarrassed by the sonorous voices of loud people. Calm people will frequently tell loud people to control themselves and lower their voices. What they don’t know is, loud people are precisely the ones that are in control. They know exactly what they want and they will tell everyone who has ears that they are going to get it. Calm people have no control at all. They are indecisive and uncertain, second-guessing everything, right down to which shoe they should put on first in the morning. This is why they have none of the control they seek. If the only difference between loud people and calm people is the noise, then we’ve been shushing the wrong people.