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What’s in silence?

Hello, readers.

My best friend Kav and I plan on getting an apartment together if we enroll into colleges nearby. My whole life I’ve loved silence, longed for it. You could hear a pin drop in my house on a normal day. She, coming from a home with six people, asks me sometimes-will our apartment be as silent? She’s vehemently against it and we came to a compromise with playing music on speaker a lot.

Honestly, I don’t see what’s so bad about silence. I like the air without arguments or loud conversations. I’m a more reserved person, yes, but does making me more extrovert also include making me love noise? 

Due to situations at home, I do prefer silence. Its peaceful, you don’t worry in silence and it’s very calming. Kav doesn’t understand where I come from exactly and both of us will have to make compromises for it to work. I sometimes wish that we don’t get an apartment together. I love her and she’s my best friend but I don’t want to change who I am to fit in with her lifestyle. 

Although, the day might never come considering how fragile our futures are. We might even be on opposite sides of the city. I might live on my own, as I always wanted to. I want to do my own thing.

Which brings me back to my preferences-do most people not prefer silence? They might have their own reasons for their choices but does it have to influence me?

I don’t think people have the right to impose their preferences on others and say that the other person’s choices are not.. correct and give negative judgement.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you like silence or avoid it?

 

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