Everyone wants to be liked; everyone wants approval. No one likes being ignored.
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
If the people in the audience are talking, you're being ignored. If the people are gazing at you, you've got something they want to hear.
I hate being ignored.
If you're being ignored, that's a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.