The Burdens they Endure
What would you do if you suddenly couldn't speak, even if you desperately wanted to? Or you heard other peoples thoughts inside your head constantly? Think about your feelings. Think about other people's opinions about you. Think about the loneliness. Think about what your family would think. Think about what makes you you. Would that be jeopardized? Think about all the aspects of your life.
If you couldn't speak. It might not be the worst thing in the world, right? You could learn sign language or write stuff down, but Ellie was filled with confusion. She didn't want to learn sign language, she wanted to speak.
Nate had a different problem, The torturous voices that constantly haunt his mind. Other peoples thoughts sealing into his young mind. The poor kid couldn't think straight. When he told his dad what he was hearing he was immediately sent to a therapist.