It's interesting to view the different opinions of silence. We perceive vocal opinions to be somewhat of a higher intelligence–presenting their counterparts as inferior. We do not know the situations behind silence, though. Too many people are silenced because others felt as though their voices did not possess the depth to dignify their beliefs. Sometimes, this can be enough to stifle even the most insightful of wisdoms. Silence can contribute just as much to a conversation as the loudest of voices. When our mouths are not vocalizing our thoughts, we leave room for listening and understanding–a more valuable use of time than time spent speaking.
Lauren is a Ball State University alumna with a Bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. She enjoys breakfast for dinner with a side of literary enjoyment.