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Do you know someone who loves to spend time alone? Someone who’s not looking for a day-to-day relationship? Someone who doesn’t need to sleep next to a warm body every night? Do you feel sorry for this person? Think he’s lonely, overwhelmingly shy, or socially inept? Do you feel a little insulted because he’s missing the wonderfully enriching opportunity of hanging out with you? You may call this person ‘strange’ but a more polite label is ‘introvert’.
I’m an expert on introverts – I am one – and I was born this way. And I speak for most introverts when I say that activities you find ‘normal’ (like chatting on the phone for more than 2-minutes) drive us nuts!
Researchers say true introverts are rare and we really don’t need people like you need people. That certainly doesn’t mean we’re better than anyone else – just different. And we sure didn’t choose this path! Imagine a lifetime of continually swimming upstream against a river of extroverted society – always demanding that we ‘fit in’, be sociable, and conform to what’s considered NORMAL in life. To a true introvert, these extrovert efforts are maddening.
This does not mean introverts can’t act like extroverts. Indeed, a large amount of our successful socialization depends on the learned skills of being “on” in public. I make speeches to large audiences and deliver seminars; I’m told I do it well. But when I come home at the end of the day, I need LOTS of time to turn off the world and once again take refuge in me.
Please don’t take this wrong – but when it comes to introverts, don’t come to us – we’ll come to you (maybe).
Are You An Introvert? Quiz: psychology.about.com/od/personality-quizzes/l/blextravertquiz.htm
Do you understand what’s happening in that country? I don’t. It’s very simple if you believe everything the Propaganda Branch of our government – the main stream media – tells us: Russia doesn’t want it to align with the European Union, Putin wants to return to the old USSR, the US must help the new government, etc. But I don’t think it’s quite that simple.
There are many Ukrainians who would rather align with Russia than Europe. And many speak Russian. And the new government was put into place with a coup which the US cannot legally recognize. All of this sounds like a civil war to me and please remember Paolo’s first rule of non-interventionism: “When the US intervenes in a civil war, we immediately make enemies of half that country’s people.”
The goals in interventionism all sound so noble in the beginning like in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. And then, somehow, they turn into shit and America is stuck again. The are only two questions we should ask ourselves about American military intervention in Ukraine. First, CAN we economically support our effort? And second, SHOULD we intervene?
The obvious answer to the first question negates a discussion of the second.
Read more: here.
If you have other views on this, please comment below. It’s been my experience that people will rarely read more than 250-300 words on a blog (One typewritten page). So try to keep it brief and thousands of people will read your opinion too.
Officer George Bermudez of the Georgetown (Texas) Police Department was caught yesterday blatantly tripping students during a post-game girls soccer state championship celebration. Cops like Burmudez give pigs a bad name. He was later put on administrative leave. BAD COP = NO DONUT!