The world is a noisy place. There is a lot of chatter that clutters up the peaceful silence that we should all be enjoying. I’ve noticed that a lot of this chatter is of the ‘talk about myself’ variety. I was taught it was impolite to talk about yourself. Today, the backdoor brag, humblebrag, and the up-and-coming reverse humblebrag can be seen and heard on a regular basis, especially on social media. What happened that so many people need to brag about themselves to people they barely know, or to a world of total strangers?
I’ve learned to tolerate the talk-about-myselfers for short periods of time, but they cross the line when they start spinning their stories in an attempt to make me think they are doing me a favor. The only favor being done here is me listening to them for short periods of time. And why do they fidget while telling the story about themselves in an attempt to make me think they’re doing me a favor? It makes me question why they are fidget spinners, rather than straight shooters, when it comes to chattering that clutters up the peaceful silence that we should all be enjoying.