(Reuters) - The child who prefers a book to a birthday party? Ask her what she wants to read. The quiet employee who dreads the open-office designs so in vogue these days? Give the man a cubicle!
So argues Susan Cain in her new book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.” Rather than labor fruitlessly to make introverts something they’re not, parents, teachers and employers should in fact encourage the dreamier among us, the author — and proud introvert — says.
Rosa Parks, Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Steven Spielberg, J.K. Rowling, Charles Schulz — Cain says introverts do fine once they find their mode of expression.
Introverted? Let it be.
If we don’t, Cain suggests, we could not only be stifling tomorrow’s Eleanor Roosevelt, W.B. Yeats or Steve Wozniak, but impairing their mental and physical health as well.
“There are tons of people– male people, even!– who don’t have sex. […] I know this is bizarre to all those “90% of men masturbate and 10% of men are lying” people out there, the “men evolved to be promiscuous” people, the “men naturally have high sex drives” people. But men – people – are different. If you don’t want to have sex, you shouldn’t have sex. That doesn’t make you prudish or uncool, broken or sick, sad or pathetic or wrong. It makes you someone who’s making the right life choice for you at that very moment.”—Tim Gunn Hasn’t Had Sex In 29 Years, And It’s None Of Our Fucking Business | No, Seriously, What About Teh Menz? (via sexisnottheenemy)
By popular demand we have my first ever giveaway. One lucky lucky person could go home today with my soul. As you can see here it’s a pretty fine-ass soul…
Well I lied slightly, there is no picture. My soul, being an abstract concept, is a bit photoshy. You’ll just have to take my word for it.
i’ll keep it in this jar after i extract it from my mortal being and this is what you’ll get in the post
100% glass and metal-y stuff - only the best for my followers!
Have you ever wanted a socially awkward 16 year old fangirl as your mindslave? Yes? WELL NOW YOU CAN. Soul comes in giftwrapped jar. Keep it safe, it may look like any old jar but it actually houses the manifestation of my consciousness so be careful careful careful lol!1!
I can ship ANYWHERE! Mars, Narnia, Nebraska, you name it!
YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING ME!1!! I don’t want to give my soul to a stranger lol.
REbAGEL AND LIKE TO ENTer LOL
ENDS 30th FEB. (This would make a great late valentines present for that special someone! can’t be bothered to buy them chocolate, why not give them a soul? a truly UNIQUE gift that will surprise and amuse them for YEARS to come!!!)
This is a giveaway of the sort I like. Come at me, soul.
“Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes, just sitting thinking, ‘Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes,’ but it’s really not like that. We just have a smaller tolerance for what it takes to be with others. It means having to perform. I get so tired of communicating.”—