Friday, August 1, 2014

Viva, Solitude for Introverts!

I finally read Susan Cain's book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. The book is a New York Times bestseller and focuses on the strengths, talents, and contributions of introverts. In her book, Cain discusses how introverts should be valued and nourished in a society that prizes extroverts. 

Cain's TED talk on the topic is an inspiring must-view for everyone, but especially for introverts, because it is so affirming of how we are. In Cain’s talk, I love how she discusses the “transcendent power of solitude” as being crucial for creativity. “For some people,” Cain says, solitude “is the air that they breathe.” 

“Let’s give introverts the freedom to be themselves,” she implores. I couldn’t agree more! Take 20 minutes from your job search to view Susan Cain’s talk. It will affirm you, inspire you, refresh you, and strengthen you. 

After you view the video, please comment on how it made you feel!

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