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19 Things You’ll Understand If You Grew Up Loud

What's an inside voice?

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1. At school you were always the person in charge of the group presentation.

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"You hold the poster, I'll do the talking"

2. And you could never really understand why shy kids didn't want to be the centre of attention.

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3. You probably grew up in a pretty loud family, so your only way of communicating was YELLING.

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4. And your idea of chatting involved shouting over each other to get yourself heard.

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5. A lot of your conversations were had by shouting at each other from different rooms.

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6. So you’ve really had to get used to the concept of “inside voices”.

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7. And it probably took you a while to work out whether there was a pause in conversation or if you were just interrupting.

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8. At sleepovers growing up you were the one who got everyone in trouble for talking too loudly and waking the parents up.

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9. You were always the person who got made to call for pizza delivery.

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10. And the one who got made to ask your friends parents for things.

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"You ask"

"YOU ASK"

"It's ok guys I WILL ASK"

11. Whenever you happened to be quiet one day everyone would ask if there was something terribly wrong with you.

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12. You were usually really quick to put your hand up in class.

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Sometimes you didn't even know the answer.

13. And your school reports probably commented on how “lively” you were.

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Lively = fabulous, obviously.

14. You definitely got into school theatre at some point.

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Theatre is where all the loud kids unite.

15. But you were probably cast as the narrator at least once.

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The narrator is the traditional role for the kid with the loudest voice.

16. And the debate team was your spiritual home.

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TALKING IN FRONT OF PEOPLE FOR AGES. YESSS.

17. You definitely got in trouble at school for talking.

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18. So your parents probably got called in to school for a meeting with your teacher because you could never shut up.

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19. But even though being loud probably got you into trouble sometimes, you're glad you grew up with the confidence to stand up for yourself.

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