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.

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