There are all kinds of people in this world. But the two kinds that come to mind today are these:
People who skim the surface
People who go deep
Here's a little more insight into what I am talking about and where I am going with this.
People who skim the surface are those that rarely see reality completely. They are only capable of seeing the obvious. They see with their eyes, and not with the eyes of their mind. They have readily brought into everything the world has been telling them about success, failure, right, wrong, good and bad.
When they stumble across a person who is relatively or absolutely silent, they will judge the person to be incompetent and a psychotic fool. With their pretentious mindset, and over-sized ego, they will start playing a psychologist, considering themselves to be saints and wise. Having been at the receiving end, I can say for sure that they preach absolute drivel. Besides, they haven't studied psychology to be able to understand the nuances of human behavior, and the subtleties of human potential. So, they really need to stop being lame rip-offs of preaching Buddhas or analyzing psychologists. The best way I can describe them is that they are very one dimensional. What they see and what they have been told is what they regurgitate into the world. They do not know how to contemplate and question. They are willfully ignorant and hypocritical.
People who go deep - They do not jump to judgments about a person’s intelligence and capabilities based on how much the person talks or prefers to stay silent. They do not go about recommending a “success formula” of being social and creating noise. They are skeptical of everything the world says, and they will doubt the veracity of what you say until you scientifically prove them to be wrong. They know that reality, and life is multidimensional with many intricate and subtle layers, and nothing ever is as obvious and as stupid as - being silent equals a failure and a social disorder.
Most of us need silence to fall asleep. Most of us need silence to study and get those fancy degrees that add a whole new level of conceit and deceit to our life. Most of us do our best work in silence - be it at self signed drudgery stations in corporate environments or other equally notorious posts. Most of us need silence when we pray and when we need to think. Then, why - when you encounter silence in the form of an introvert or a shy person - do you act like a condescending prick who deigns to judge, mock, act superior, and dispense advice like a goddamn snob and an acclaimed psychologist? Why do you have to put up that show of a verbal one-upmanship? Congratulations, you are an honorary member of - people who skim the surface - club.