Have you noticed how the world seems to value people who are confident, outgoing and forthright with their opinions?
And there’s this crazy idea that you have to be the life and soul of the party, and be socialising as much as possible or there’s something wrong with you.
Yes, we live in the world of the extrovert, and it sure can be a noisy and exhausting world to live in.
Society seems to think those of us who are quiet and less sociable are anti-social, aloof, pompous, standoffish and many other names designed to belittle us. Yes, we are the introverts, and somehow we live in a world that does not value our unique qualities.
We’re not as quick to express our views and opinions but not because we don’t have them. It’s not that introverts haven’t had a positive impact on this world, it’s just the extroverts have been too noisy to notice.
There are many introvert voices in this world. I’m just one, but after forty years I’m sick of living in the shadow of extroverts. It’s been a headache putting up with their constant noise both online and offline because they just can’t function without being the centre of attention.
For forty years, I’ve heard their opinions about men, politics, white people, gays, immigration, cultures, celebrities, religion and every other subject you can think of. They claim to speak for all of us, but most times I have just rolled my eyes.
I have experienced so many things in my life both beautiful and horrific. My self-expression is my most important tool. Without this ability and gift, I would have probably wound up in an asylum or dead.
Social media doesn’t offer introverts a solution either because extroverts have taken over these sites too. That’s why I created this website; I wanted a small space in this world where I could express my creativity and opinions.
God gave me the ability to show my heart and soul through words, and I want to share them with you. My words will take you to many places: dark, erotic, romantic, exciting, political and emotional.
We introverts aren’t big on socialising, but when we do connect we form much stronger and deeper relationships based on mutual respect.