Tanja, I read your comment a couple of days ago and had to go home and think about it before responding. The reason is because you kind of woke up a part of me that i guess had been asleep for a while, or at the very least, you reminded me of a part of my past, not sure which?
At any rate, there was a time in my life when I was very quiet, to the point where everyone assumed that I was just incredibly shy, which I was. However, as the years past people kept on telling me if you have something to say, "Say it."
Eventually I started speaking my mind about many things. The irony of this is that after I started opening up many people weren't all that interested in what I had to say after all, so lately I've begun to, like you said, "Zip it."
As I already stated, I'm definitely an introvert, and have no idea whether, "zipping it" is what I should do or let it all hang out. The most interesting thing of all about this, is how your comment kind of unlocked a space in my mind that I had kind of locked down and forgotten about. At the very least I think that it is now time for me to reevaluate my past with my present!
Thanks Tanja, it was probably time for this to happen! Perhaps, deep inside my soul, this was the purpose for starting this discussion and my subconscious needs some closure, or redirection, will see?