It’s true! In real life, I don’t really talk a lot. In class, I rarely comment and ask questions. It’s one of the things my mom hates about me, as she tells me. She said that’s why I’m not successful, why I’m not smart. “I don’t have any questions.” I’d tell her. “That’s because you don’t think!” She’d snap.
That’s not true. I have a lot of thoughts, more than I can have time to analyze them one by one. I’m quiet doesn’t mean I’m stupid. I just don’t like to voice my thoughts out loud. I prefer to keep them to myself, to keep some of the mysteries to myself.
Lately, however, I’ve trying harder and harder to do the opposite because otherwise, I might fail my management class because apparently, the instructor docks points for being quiet in class. Those points are counted as participation points. After getting 7.5 out of 10 for four weeks in a row while my A quickly slipped away, I determined I need to change, at least to pass the class. So I’ve been commenting here and there during class and just like that, my participation grade went back up to a 9. Right now, I’m sitting at 89.5% overall and I’ve been sitting there for the last 6 weeks or so which sucks because I’m only 0.5% away from a A- which, in my defense, is still an A.
There are so many wonderful thoughts and quotes on quiet people and so many I can relate. Why did I choose this one? Because it describes me the best. It’s the reason why I’m here on WordPress. I need to find a way to put down my thought and clearly, talking about it is not one of the ways, so writing it is.
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