Forced Voices

The Point

Sometimes, people just don’t listen. Maybe that should be rephrased—sometimes, people listen. Better yet, people rarely listen.

When we talk nice, we get ignored. For some reason, people only listen to loud voices. Forget all about the fact that the person talking started talking quietly. Forget all about the rudeness of ignoring someone or continuing to do something one shouldn’t be doing in the first place. Once the person talking talks loud enough to get overdue attention, the “ignorers” complain about the loud voice.

It’s their choice. Voices ignored become voices raised. It’s a forced hand—or forced voice.