A countless number of times, as my memory serves me, I have been asked the same old question – “Why don’t you speak?” And, a countless number of times, my lips have failed to open up.
For a greater part of that time, I blamed myself, doubted my ability, and questioned my courage. In my innocent mind, something was not right with me. But, all that changed as I stumbled upon a book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Reading the book was like “Each word was meant for me” and as I turned the pages, it turned my life.
Till date, after twenty years of my existence on this earth, people still ask me the same question, and I still do not have an answer. So in case, you were wondering, No! I have not turned into an extrovert. But, my perception towards myself, people, and life have changed. And, today, I can say with confidence, I’m an introvert.
Now, with this enlightenment, I have embarked on a quest to educate the world what it is like to be an introvert and why we do not speak at all times. I will be putting my thoughts onto paper for the world to see, which is against my characteristics but, I feel, must be done because my soul cannot hear that question again.