Silence is known as the lack of sound or movement but it is also characterized as the restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction. The two views are very different, but yet are the same. Silence isn't always intentional or good. In some cases silence is good because it gets a person out of being involved. Silence is a virtue. Or at least it is to me.
[...] I was scared a lot as a kid, mostly of not being good enough, which I learned to live with. So what made this fear so different? It was the fact that I could control it. I realized that I could control what I heard and how I heard it. From that moment on I worked hard on letting go and escaping to running thoughts of mine of life, death, regret, and disappointment. A few years ago, after I broke my back and moved to Lake Forest, I began to think of my childhood, especially the things that I worked so hard to forget. [...]
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