We use silence as a way to project various emotions towards others, and to ourselves. We can use it positively, as a respect or a tribute to someone or something that is of importance to us. We also use it negatively to indicate anger and ignorance among each other or materialistic things. Silence is universally used to bring forth several diverse emotions, and we don’t even have to say a single word.
It’s dangerous. It brings concern, it brings wonder, it bring respect, it brings peace. But yet we don’t say a single word to emote any of these elements.
Instead, given its nature of posing both positive and negative effects towards how we portray the emotion; we tend to use it adversively, and to indirectly inflict pain towards others and to ourselves.
Now, why is that?