Mar 8, 2011
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.Twyla Tharp (via wordsnquotes)
Chögyam Trungpa, Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness (Boston: Shambhala, 2010), pp. 59f. (via nbr)
The first step is getting tired of one’s neurosis…. [O]nce you begin to get tired of it, you say: “I shouldn’t have done that,” or “Here I go again,” or “I should have known better,” or “I don’t feel so good.” These are the sort of remarks you make, particularly when you wake up in the morning with a heavy hangover. That’s good, that is the sign that you can actually confess your neurotic crimes. You come back and tell what you did last night or yesterday or what you’ve done previously. All these things are so embarrassing, it’s terrible. You feel like not getting out of your bed. You don’t want to go outside the door or face the world.
That real feeling of total embarrassment, that totally shitty feeling, for lack of a better word, that sense that your gut is rotten, is the first step. That sense of regret is not purely social regret - it is personal regret. And that shameful feeling begins to creep through our marrow into our bones and our hairs. The sunshine coming through the windows begins to mock us, too. It is that kind of thing. That is the first step. And having it is regarded as a very healthy direction toward the second.
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.G.K. Chesterton
My design, but not my list. How to care for introverts.
Since finding out that this design has gone viral, I’d like to add some background info:
I’m the original designer of this poster. The list, however, is not mine - I just wanted to make it purty. It’s been floating around for several years now and is based on an article by Linda Kreger Silverman titled “On Introversion” - http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/Articles/counseling/c140.pdf
The reason it comes off as rather childish and simplistic is that it is a list designed to help teachers who have introverted children in their classroom. However, many of us introverts still fit the bill even in our later years, and you’d be surprised how many extroverts do NOT understand these things! Yes, these are “rules” that apply to all human beings, but for introverts they can sometimes be even more important.
This image is now available as a poster and as a t-shirt (see below), and I’d be willing to put it on other products too if people are interested.
Thanks to everyone who has been sharing this (holy crap it got all over the internet FAST). I’m happy to have breathed new life into an old list and I’m very glad it has gotten people thinking, whether or not they agree with it!
Extroverts version: http://questionablylate.tumblr.com/post/27493250341/how-to-care-for-extroverts
Everybody has a chapter they don’t read out loud.Unknown (via wordsnquotes)