"The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors."
Napoleon Hill (via mxcleod)
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Introverts are taught from an early age to despise their introversion and to conform to a world that values extroversion. Introversion defined simply as a preference for low-stimulation versus high stimulation environments, including social situations, is treated as “a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology.
This societal preference for extroversion is evident as early as pre-school, when adults are commonly heard to comment on children who are quiet or shy. Later, in school, the real damage is done, as introverted children learn that they “have to act like extroverts.” As soon as they get to school they will be repeatedly encouraged to join group activities, even if they would prefer not to. It’s all very well-meaning but it has the cumulative effect of telling the child that their natural preferences for how they spend their time are not valid."
(Source: , via mulder-are-you-suggesting)