I just realised this was the perfect meme for me. I think about a lot of things but I don't ever put them down. I should really start doing that, I know. It's probably because, for much of my life, the people around me (my own agegroup) didn't want to hear what I thought, or ignored/mocked me when I did say something. And so I've got into the habit of saying very little or only saying things to people I know will appreciate and understand my POV. But this is my LJ, for God's sake, so what better place to just express things?
This vent is partly inspired by yesterday, when I got told twice at work (by different people, in different ways, both of whom I like) that I was 'quiet'. And my immediate internal response was defensive: so what? So what if I don't talk much? What's wrong with being quiet? And what I just talked about factors into that side of my personality: there has been a change of seating, so there are some different people sitting around me, but I still feel that there's not much point in me talking about things, they just don't react, they're not interested. So what's the point in me talking if I'm just talking to myself? Secondly, the people I sit with talk a lot. And the people in my training group were also quite chatty (though I don't think I was as quiet in my training group). I don't see why I should have to shout over people just to get my point across. So maybe I won't talk that much more at work, but I will talk more in this LJ. That's my (late) New Year's Resolution.
In other news: I'm going to see The Spiderwick Chronicles this afternoon and Eastern Promises this evening. Yes, big contrast. But EP has Viggo Mortensen.