31 January 2009

On Being Quietly Successful

Does personality have something to do with the need for quietness?

Throughout my upbringing, as a shy, highly strung, sensitive child, I was constantly admonished by my elders for having such a temperament. It especially appeared, from my experiences at school and home, and from watching television, that having the interests and temperament of an introvert was not conducive to success in the world.

Yet I am happy being quiet. Is happiness not success?

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