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Silence Please!

People don't have time to be silent anymore. Weird right? Now that statement doesn't make any sense does it? You could say, " What in the world is wrong with you? Why wouldn't anyone have time to be silent?". Of course, there are plenty of times I thought I got a quiet moment in the middle of a buzzing day. As time went by I came to a conclusion that there is never a single minute where I could be silent. I know, I know, I am babbling about the same thing over and over again. But let me explain to you why I think no body can be quite any more.

Being silent is taught to us ever since we are born. When a baby cries the mother says, "Hush, little baby, don't cry." The baby is fed milk to make it silent. Then comes the toddler, who is actually supposed to be running around the house and screaming his/her head off and doing all naughty stuff. But then again the mother or father go, "hush." Next comes the kindergarten stage where the little boy or girl sits in the class room for the first time and is told by the teacher to keep quiet. Then comes the serious studying phase, middle school where the children are told to be quiet and do their home works at home and to be quiet in the class rooms, in libraries and elsewhere. When they grow up to be teenagers even though they are noisy outside with friends they tend to silence themselves in schools, movies, video games, etc.

Then comes the serious study stuff in college. By this time most people are not speaking too many words because they have studying to do. No time for small talk in the campus. And now the adult stage comes where people become more accustomed to being themselves rather than socializing. It like a vicious cycle: wake up, go to job, come back home, sit in front of television, watch until midnight and fall asleep in the couch and do the same the next morning again. Married couples hardly ever find any thing in common to talk about after several years of being together. So the wife goes and starts knitting or something till bed time and the husband snores in front of the TV. Kids are doing home work or other activities.

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