I just read a statistic, not an official one, that 9 out of 10 writers are introverts.

I would guess that is somewhere close to the truth, maybe not so high. I know I am an introvert. I love my silence and alone time. I wrote about this in a recent blog.

I rarely get loud anymore, except to get my dogs attention. They are spoiled, and don’t listen to commands. At least, not the first time.

So, I wonder, why do some people feel that if they yell, that will end all discussion. Maybe because with me, an introvert, it does. Someone raises their voice, I stop talking to them, and more often than not, I leave the room.

This is not to be confused with being intimidated by them. I simply don’t have time to listen to loud responses to something I’ve said. I choose to ignore the yelling or loudness.

I wasn’t always this way. There was a time I gave as good as I got. As I’ve aged, I find I have less time or desire to deal with the noise some may feel is essential to finish off an argument or discussion. I just go silent.

My silence is because I just don’t care very much anymore. I don’t care to argue. I’m not one to debate subjects like politics or religion.

As I’ve aged, I just want quiet. It doesn’t have to be total silence, but simply normal tones.

I see so much anger around me. It is understandable, but also sad. It’s not that I don’t get the anger or even sympathize with it. I just don’t engage in it. I just don’t want to, anymore.

When I feel anger, and I do, I have to let it go. It saves my sanity, or what’s left of it. Lol.

So, I leave you with this. There is so much one can be angry about. Pick your battles carefully. And know, that you don’t have to be loud to make your point. In fact, sometimes silence is all you need to say.

Thanks for reading.

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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