Well, I was born in the sign of water
And it’s there that I feel my best
The albatross and the whales
They are my brothers
It’s kind of a special feeling
When you’re out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon like a lover
– Little River Band, “Cool Change”
According to this article by Susan Cain, who wrote the bestseller “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”, introverts quietly run the world through their earth-shaking contributions. Names like Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Steve Wozniak are mentioned, along with JK Rowling and Dr. Seuss.
Introverts by nature recharge by retreating into their quiet corners; it is simply where they get their energy.
Unfortunately this is often misunderstood as shyness or unfriendliness. Nothing could be farther from the truth. And introverts are not lonely. I wrote about the difference between solitude and loneliness in this post.
For introverts, quiet is where they feel at home.
(Photo taken in La Union on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The water is not calm but it calms my soul.
Additional photos of La Union in this post.)