They say women talk. Sometimes, they talk a lot. And so do men! There’s really nothing wrong with that! I was a talker, too; and still am. But today, I believe I can sense the line between ‘sensible talk’ and ‘noise’. With all that ‘flashy over-the-top talk’, what goes into hiding is the silent “doer”, who remains ‘under the shawl of humility’ and can’t even be seen in the shadows of a dynamic and energetic stage of the virtual world (needless to say, at times, also the real world).
Everyone has a say today. There’s nothing wrong with that. But sometimes, I stop to wonder if there are any listeners! There is so much noise that the substance of the matter is lost, or blown out of proportion. I read a lot about women, women’s issues and expert advice. Don’t get me wrong – I am not against experts or advice – but I often question that “I, me, myself” attitude of “self-proclaimed” experts. I miss the external validation of an unbiased kind… I can’t seem to always be able to access the difference between noise and real talk. It makes me sceptical – and I don’t like that!
My motto when reading: take it all in with a pinch of salt.
For the invisible ‘doers’ who make all the difference without being in that ‘flashy, over-the-top talk’ – I would say, it’s fine. Personal contentment matters most. And if you have your days where being in the shadows bothers you – come out and speak your minds! Create a blog. Vent it out. Tweet it. What matters most is how you feel. Shed the garb of humility and make your point! Your personal mental well-being matters most – to you, and to your productive contributions to a healthy society!
That said, I might come across as being naive – and, perhaps, I am. But I look at this as a positive quality that keeps me optimistic and cheerful. I’m not Ms. Know-It-All – thank God for that!