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Some Myths about Introverts. Super Interesting ! and Super True !


Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.

Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

True isn't it +Samantha Villenave ?? :)

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I find these moments truly amazing. This is what gives me hope for the next generation.
Tahrir Square, Cairo: Christians protecting Muslims at prayer.

I SO love this picture... it expresses the best of humanity. If all religious people were like this the would would be a wonderful place.

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Fluffy advice for women

No matter how it’s colored, a real man sees only your hair
and regardless of what you’re wearing, he’s seeing just you standing there
And while a boyfriend can tell when you change your perfume
the man you want can sense days later if its been in any room

A best friend will notice those times when you are not okay
the right man, if he's worthy, wont let you leave; beg you to stay
Not to question or inquire, but to listen, to hold and caress
auditioning for the day that when its to his dreams you say yes

A good man is a constant, a presence safely assumed
From a mother and father, its for you that he was groomed
Tell him your every dream, and then make him fulfill them all
be sure that for your love, thru broken glass he’d gladly crawl

For we men have got it easy when you gals are home alone
We go drink and prance, carousing, while you sit there by the phone
But a good man, when he’s challenged, will show you his true metal
So take no shit from a man sweetheart, and please don't ever settle

Set the bar high, ladies.
Then watch us rise to the occasion….

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The trickle-down effect strikes again!

#halloween #lol #humor

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POM: Achieving the Unachievable

No, I am not talking about the Poms, or any other culture; I am of course talking about that most elusive state, the state called Peace of Mind.

In the very nature of things, this is totally and utterly unattainable. It is unattainable however, only if viewed that way. You cannot ever hope to come to any peace through the mind.
The problem is that continuously throughout the whole day we are incessantly thinking, writing, pondering great things, small things, insignificant things and thinking and dissipating energy for nothing.

Our situation is that all activity needs energy, and our infinite source of energy is continuously being dissipated. If we are constantly identified with our thoughts and actions, as we mostly are, we will "leak" and what is more, we will leak our very life source, which is our life energy. Then we will wonder why at the end of the day, we are totally exhausted.

If, just once in awhile we allow ourselves to simply stop all thoughts and all activity, then we will be amazed at the incredible source of power that is within us and of what we are capable. The challenge here is that mostly no-one knows how to do this because of the Aristotelian approach to life which we are taught in the schools and universities.

Try it sometime. Just when you are in the midst of fury, anger or frustration either with yourself or anyone else, catch yourself right in the middle of the feeling and stop!! If you can stop right in the middle of some very strong feelings, feelings that have almost taken roots within your being and soul, you will find that the energy that was moving into anger or frustration starts moving into silence.

If you are alert enough (and you can be), if you suddenly become conscious in the middle of anger, you will feel a peace you have never felt before. It is easier to become aware of this when the fall into silence is so sudden that an idiot would have noticed it. Ordinarily the smoke of anger, frustration or thinking is so thick that it's as if we are fast asleep.

The usual state of affairs is that we remain unaware ( asleep ) because our energy is in a state which operates only with routine things. That is why sudden and active methods which work to stop the mind immediately are the only hope for a western person who is mind and thought obsessed.

If you have ever had a moment of silence you will remember that moment to the day you die. Most people cannot or do not want to experience silence really because it is so simple. But for that you will have to admit that you don't know.

It is dangerous to believe that everybody is in the same boat as you, firstly because they are not and secondly because belief has never done anybody any good.

Do you believe in the sun or do you see it? Do you believe in the beauty of the rose or can you see it. Do you believe in love or do you experience it? Do you believe that there can be peace or are you peaceful?


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The movement has gone inter-galactic #OccupyDeathStar

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Because it's been too long since I've had a Nerd Jihad declared on my head, I present to you: Six Reasons It Sucks to Be a Jedi.
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