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your dreams will be reduced down to breathing, and you will be grateful

The thing about not-being-a-person is: They will say those people and the price of being a person is to nod and agree that yes, those people aren’t people at all. They will have no idea who they are talking to. You yourself will start to forget, too. They will say a million small things that sow the seeds for violence done against you, and you will smile and let them. You will do math, constantly. How much do I want to be a person today? How much do I want this project to succeed? How much honesty can I afford? How much dishonesty will kill me? What is the cost of coming out? Is there a way to delay, soften, transmute? How long can I survive as half a person? Ever since the world ended ... I don't go out as much. People that I once befriended, just don't bother to stay in touch. Things that used to seem so splendid, don't really matter today. It's just as well the world ended -- it wasn't working anyway. Your dreams will be reduced down to breathing. [Read More]

on 03/5/12 | 2 Comments | Read More

Rulers of Celephais

There was once a story by H.P. Lovecraft that particularly stirred me. It was about a man who ruled over a fantastic kingdom in his mind yet seemed a half-mad beggar to all those who saw him fumbli...[Read More]

on 12/14/10 | No Comments | Read More

The Albatross

Because introverts spend many hours alone, they are often misconstrued as lacking, or having lesser capacity for friendship and love for their fellow human beings. Nothing could be further from the...[Read More]

on 12/9/10 | 1 Comment | Read More

The Blank Exterior

“Don’t be so serious.” “You need to smile more.” Are some of the most annoying and most common admonishments an introvert receives in everyday life. Highly social persons mistake a...[Read More]

on 12/9/10 | No Comments | Read More

The False Choice of Participation

In any given society, among the greatest of crimes and taboos is simply non-participation in the group’s sanctioned practices and customs.  This is a reality to which the extrovert remains obliviou...[Read More]

on 12/2/10 | No Comments | Read More

The “Correctness” of Extroversion

Extroverts frequently hold their way to be the "correct" way as their defining traits are considered desirable in Western society.  However, this is an ad populum mindset.  Their ways are desirable,...[Read More]

on 11/30/10 | No Comments | Read More

The Myth of Extrovert Empathy

Popular belief would have it that being effusively social in nature is to be more empathetic, more in tune with others’ feelings.  I would say from personal observation however that the opposite is...[Read More]

on 11/9/10 | 3 Comments | Read More

Introverts, Asperger’s, Autism

It has occurred to me that many aspies and autists exhibit exaggerated or acute forms of typical introverted traits. In a previous post, I examined the concept of schizoid personality disorder as...[Read More]

on 11/4/10 | 5 Comments | Read More

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