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# 3. Silence is a Virtue. Not a Weakness.


# 1. Conventionally Unsuccessful So Far

# 2. Did I Impact Lives? A Little Maybe.

Silence is often perceived as a sign of disinterest, non-participation, and weakness. I feel silence is a virtue. It helps you think and imagine. Noise and chaos are detrimental to creativity.

I have learned to be more silent. I don’t enjoy discussing world peace and career plans with strangers we meet at public events and family functions. It’s useless. The moment we walk out of that room, no one remembers. No one cares. Unless there’s any mutually beneficial information that we exchange through that conversation.  Else it’s a sheer waste of energy.


I don’t like noisy team lunches either. Where people sitting at one corner of the table literally shout; to participate in discussions originating at the far end of the table. Just to get noticed.

I enjoy interacting with people who share a same passion and zeal for things. An uncontrollable urge for something that triggers a riot in your brain. I remember how my subconscious mind would create virtual to-do lists while I would blankly stare at my office computer. Those 3-4 hours of “Me” time at night were moments I would eagerly wait for, all through the day. This was when Words Kraft was just getting started. I had so many dreams, so many plans, so many action items, so much to do. Does it sound too clichéd? Believe me, watching your dreams transform into reality is the best feeling ever.

Most people I see around do things because of habit, routine or sheer compulsion. And they seem to be doing perfectly fine. Most of their efforts are weighed against financial remuneration. As long as they are getting paid well, these people wouldn’t mind writing software codes, making presentations,  achieving targets or pleasing the bosses. They aren’t particularly passionate about anything. That’s okay too. I understand. Your priorities change when you grow up. When you have a family and kids. Financial security and job stability top the charts.

I spoke very less. Most people didn’t interest me. My social participation has been skewed. Such an amazing pile load of crap talk with no concrete outcome. Social gossips, finger pointing, backstabbing, this and that. Nothing constructive. Luckily, my wife compensates for my lack of social participation.

The Internet, on the other hand, holds infinite possibilities. You can participate in the right forums. Indulge in great discussions. Exchange amazing ideas with the right people. You can be brutally honest.

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25 replies »

  1. Say it again. You see, silence is not just a virtue but pregnant with other virtues. It can help you keep a secret, win trust …. . I realized the importance of it when l started writing.

  2. Wow! This can be one particular of the most helpful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Excellent. I am also a specialist in this topic so I can understand your hard work.

  3. Society often perceives silence as a sign of weakness and low confidence. Especially since the world seems to be so obsessed with the loud, flashy and crazy.

  4. Right. I am a private person and I don’t judge people who might prefer a “loud” lifestyle. That’s their choice. However, I am not okay when people judge me for being quiet and introverted. That’s my choice. Not that I am arrogant or nurture some evil motive. I help people, I care for my kid, I love having soulful discussions. Just that, I do see myself partying to loud hip-hop tunes and chit-chatting with random strangers at the Airport.

  5. This, “I have learned to be more silent. I don’t enjoy discussing world peace and career plans with strangers we meet at public events and family functions. It’s useless. ”

    I’m perfectly content to ride 27 floors in an elevator without speaking a word. In my mind, there’s a circus of thoughts rivaling the likes of P.T. Barum’s Greatest Show on Earth. Not stand-offish, or rude, I just enjoy the mind processing time.

  6. Great site. A lot of helpful info here. I am sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you on your effort!

  7. Wow, wonderful blog format! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for? you make running a blog look easy. The full look of your website is excellent, as neatly as the content!

  8. Thanks so much. And yes, there are many of us who feel the same way. I guess you should have a reblog icon somewhere on the page. I will check if there’s a setting at my end.

  9. Absolutely. The chaos and hysteria we live in literally rob us of every ounce of creativity. Can the brain possible imagine or dream, with a hundred odd noises all around.

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