The Society that Cried, “Introvert!”

The other day, I was talking to a good friend of mine about taking space, away from friendships, relationships, family, everything. It’s a common belief that those who take time for themselves are considered “introverts”, which is such a daunting label in this kind of socially-motivated, outspoken society. For a while, because I liked being alone often, I felt worried about being considered an introvert. Others make it seem as if only the most social, risky, outward people can have fulfilling lives, and I’ve come to realize that that is not the case. I feel fulfilled, social, loved, respected, and happyΒ (I know, shocking) with my life, and I spend a good amount of my time pursuing my own goals and desires. You don’t have to have your calendar filled up by the minute to feel like your life is headed in the right direction. Don’t feel guilty about giving yourself the time you need to rejuvenate your energy and deal with the world around you. We all have different ways of coping with stress and the tasks of everyday life, and just as a social individual’s down time is often spent in a group oriented setting, your use of your down time is just as fine and dandy. Don’t let society tell you that, because you’re not yelling to the world about how happy you are, that you are not a happy and successful person. You’re great.

2 responses to “The Society that Cried, “Introvert!”

  1. :O wow! i had the exact same thoughts and tried to write a blog post on similar lines a few days ago :O i got a little carried away with ranting about society though πŸ˜› Love how yours was short but to the point! πŸ˜€

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