Friday, February 08, 2013

The Second Class Citizen Speaks

“They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled “quiet,” it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society — from Van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.”
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
So why are the introverts being shunned by the world like it's some disease that will catch on if you stand too close to one? Why are introverts being perceived as not contributing, not fun and a whole long list of not-s? Is it society's fault? The culture? The nation?
Just for the fun of it; show me a handbook or a single proof that introverts are to be treated as second-class citizens - if you can find one.
Life doesn't even have a handbook.
Makes me wonder how on earth did people decide to treat introverts as lowly beings.

Friday, February 01, 2013

In My Own Backyard

I tried my hands on writing seriously a couple of days ago. By serious, I mean writing a piece and submitting it to a third party. 

Getting started was harder than I thought. It was supposed to be written in bahasa and boy, I didn't expect it to be so difficult. After a while, I started writing in English to get the idea flowing and once i have formed a story-line in my head, I started writing in bahasa. Lo and behold, it was done in an hour!

I received an email from the relevant party the very next day with positive notes and now we wait. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good feedback :)