Ever so often you come across one of those days when you feel like letting it all out ,shouting and screaming regardless of who’s to listen and who’s to not. Well this is one of those days and the reason behind my frustration : people especially the outgoing,extroverts,the always ready to blabber type people(Ahhrgh!).Seriously I mean what is so wrong with being yourself if being yourself means being quiet and contemplative .Why is this world so obsessed with talking.Talking is overrated talking is dull talking is boring.This world just doesn’t value introverts,The quiet and pensive type people.It is too busy being wooed by the praters,to actually even pay attention to the ruminators . This takes me back to a TED talk i watched last year ‘The power of introverts by Susan cain‘ ,She so beautifully presents the case of introverts, champions their cause i would say.
Some of the worlds greatest leaders have been introverts: J.K.Rowling,Bill gates,Eleanor Roosevelt,Mahatma Gandhi,Albert Einstein and i could go on and on with this list,all these peopled described themselves as quiet and soft-spoken and even shy. And they all took the spotlight, even though every bone in their bodieswas telling them not to. And this turns out to have a special power all its own, because people could feel that these leaders were at the helm, not because they enjoyed directing others and not out of the pleasure of being looked at; they were there because they had no choice, because they were driven to do what they thought was right. Can you even imagine the world without them? .If i were to be offered a choice between going to a party spending my evening in a room filled with strangers or staying at home cuddled on a couch reading a nice book with a cup of coffee i would obviously choose the latter (I mean hello! is that even a choice!duh).I’m not saying that we should all just stop talking to each other and just recede into our own personal spaces and contemplate. We need collaboration and interaction just as much we need to understand the importance to allow for quiet thought to take place .We need to stop acting like being outgoing is the only way to go.
Signing off on this note.