Month: Jun 2014

The Cookie Thief – A Little Story About Perspective

The Cookie Thief A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. . .grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene. So she munched the cookies and watched the clock, as the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock. She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by, thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.” With each cookie she took, he took one too, when only one was left, she wondered what he would do. With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh, he took the last cookie and broke it in half. He offered her half, as he ate the other, she snatched it from him and thought… oooh, …

Failure Introverts and Obnoxious Extroverts

This is a little excerpt from the book Quiet by Susan Cain that’s giving me more confidence about being who I am than anybody had when they wanted me to pretend to be something I’m not. “You’re quiet.” The relationship has not developed enough trust. “You should talk more.” I believe in talking when what I have to say is meaningful and not empty words. “A leader is the sign of success.” Success is subjective. It’s impossible to expect the whole population to all be able to fit in those limited “alpha” positions society has romanticised. “You must have a bubbly personality around everyone. Others need not apply.” I am the best at being me. Under the current extrovert ideals I am closer to what society considers flawed than perfect. But there’s only thing I know for sure. I am an introvert and proud to be one. Update: This post was proudly featured on Introverts Are Awesome on Facebook. 🙂 What are your experiences with being an introvert? Please like/share/comment if you’ve enjoyed this post.