The Daily Struggles Of Being "The Loud One"
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The Daily Struggles Of Being "The Loud One"

This is for all of the loud ones who never stop getting shushed.

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The Daily Struggles Of Being "The Loud One"
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While most speak in italics, we speak in bold.

There are many, many struggles that arise with being known as "the loud one." These are only the half of it!

1. We constantly get told to "quiet down"

From our days in elementary school and every other place after that, the number one thing we hear is, "quiet down!" or, "speak a little more softly!" Truly, people that say these things have no idea how hard that truly is for us.

2. We terrify shy people.

Unintentionally, when we come into contact with shy people, it scares them. Since our natural tone is about 50 times louder than a "normal" person's is, it is quite intimidating. But once they become comfortable with our natural volume, they finally fess up and tell us, "You really scared me at first," and "You were so intimidating!" While still on the subject of intimidation, might I add that playing against us in sports is even worse, we surely do know how to yell due to the fact that we have quite the set of lungs in us.

3. Inside voice? What the heck is that?

Nope. These simply do not exist in our books. If you tell us to use our inside voices, we will usually either shoot you a glare or straight up explain that we just don't have one.

4. If we are excited to talk about something, watch out because yes, we most definitely can become even louder.

If you get me talking about my favorite TV shows, movies or things to do, I will most certainly yell about how fantastic they are. This leads me to my next point...

5. We LOVE talking.

No matter what it is about, if we know anything there is to say about it, we will talk about it until we are blue in the face. Not only will you be able to hear us from a mile away, but you also will be able to have long, thorough conversations without ever becoming bored!

6. If we are quiet, everyone thinks something is wrong or we're upset.

Nope. We just wanted to give you a short break from being deafened against your will. This period usually passes quickly while you then think, "Oh... I guess nothing is wrong since they are speaking up now. There goes the silence."

7. Meeting other loud-talkers is a nightmare.

We say, "HEY!!!!" they say, "HI!!!!" meanwhile everyone around us starts shaking their heads and wishing they truly were deaf if they weren't already; due to our ear-splitting greeting.

8. Why whisper when you can loudly hiss?

Whispering does not come easily to us. It genuinely takes every ounce of us trying to be quiet in order to whisper. Even then, it sounds more like a normal tone than a whisper.

9. "I heard you before I saw you."

This will always always be one of the number one things we hear. Everyone always knows when we arrive as soon as we arrive... it is very hard not to.

10. You think we talk loud? Just wait until you hear us laugh.

My laugh is about as loud and strident as a dog's bark. We don't necessarily laugh either, we cackle so loud that it bellows throughout the entire room and then some.



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