I admit. I am typically a shy person, but that does not prevent me from judging myself and anyone that I get in contact with.
Just minutes earlier at an university library, some woman in the next study booth was playing Lady Gaga rather loud even though the sign clearly labels the area as silent zone. Lady Gaga may sing awesome songs, but it still distracts me from my study… After 15+ minutes, I had enough, so I walked to her booth, knocked at the booth door. She looked at me puzzled, wondering why I put up a smile as a gesture of politeness. I slid the glass door open, and I asked her if she could tune down a bit of her music. She was visibly upset, without apologizing a bit..turned her head away and ignored me.
I went back to my booth, and shortly after, her music volume indeed got lower. And then soon, she left her booth, and gave me a stare like “who gives you the right to tell me how loud I can play my music in the library?” Well, at least, I got what I wanted (a bit peace and quietness), at a cost of being treated with rudeness.
People around me don’t act mindful of their actions at all, and they live in their little bubbles thinking they have every right to do whatever they desire. They can’t possibly imagine any of their actions would disturb anyone in any way.
Granted, I am not all that easy to get along either. Obviously, I don’t have that many friends, so yeah I naturally experience depression from time to time. With rude people all over the place, it is hard to imagine having many friends at all.