This is my fourteenth entry for NaPoWriMo.
I was a little late today. I had to write this one extemporaneously as my cache of ideas has grown low. (was that bombastic enough? LOL)
I watched a TED talk about introverts and how many people discourage introverted behavior. Children in schools are taught to not work alone, to be more outgoing, and extroverted.
But the problem is this: Most of the greatest minds the world has ever seen were introverts. Einstein, Warren Buffett, Frederic Chopin, Charles Darwin, Mahatma Gandhi, Sir Isaac Newton, J.K. Rowling (just to name a few) were/are all introverts.
It's ok to be the quiet one. It's fine to need some "alone time." It's normal and acceptable. So the next time someone asks you, "Why are you so quiet?" Say with pride, "Because, I'm an introvert."