„Silent waters run deep“, often under the calm surface, there are abilities you’d not have thought would be there.
„Silence is golden“ before you say something inappropriate, it’s better not to say anything at all.
So far so good.
All my life, I was anything but, still water.
Always more „wild water rafting“ instead of „quiet paddling“. I was loud, I was present.
However, not so present that it could indicate insecurity.
Early on, I experienced that although the loud waters often drown out the silent, it does not just benefit you, when you are one of these wild waters.
From how the world sees this topic, I learned a lot:
There are times when you have to pump the breaks. My action is not always needed or wanted.
Also, that some still waters are for sure, not in need of any help. They are doing just fine.
That they can actually be very deep and surprisingly beautiful.
What I did not learn and never want to learn:
Silence is not always gold. Sometimes it’s just cowardly, carrying no pride at all.
There are still waters, which are also very shallow. Even treacherous, sometimes. You may believe you can look down to the ground, but the rusty nail you step on is right there. You just refused to see it for what it really was.
The risk of drowning is not measured by the silence of the water but is more about whether you are given a life-jacket or not.
„Self-esteem is equal to arrogance,“ is the song that I’m more than sick of hearing, and when they play it, I go aboard, knowing that neither storm or doldrums that may await me, can scare me not to jump.