I'm horrible with awkward silences indeed. Especially bad for me because I am notoriously horrible at starting and sustaining a conversation. It's hard for me since I do not have much interesting things to share personally. During the movie is ok. But before the movie starts, just watching the cinema ad slideshows, while trying to think of things to say to the friend sitting side by side staring into the screen. Meanwhile everyone else around you are chatting enthusiastically with each other.
What goes up, will inevitably come back down. Whoever you have to step on when you go up, you will be at their mercy when you go down.
The truth is strictly what the ones in power perceives it to be.
Enjoy any good things, even the little and menial ones, as you will never know what impending distresses could descend upon you in a moment.