“You always see in movies and in books that an introverted character eventually breaks out of their shell because one person changes them and if I’m being honest, I hate that. I hate the idea that something is wrong with introversion. Yes, socializing is good, but not a lot of people understand how physically and emotionally draining it is to be in crowds of people or to be told to “let loose” and “have fun.” As an introvert, my idea of fun is sitting on my couch reading a book, and listening to the rain as it hits the roof. If that’s boring to other people, then that’s fine, but I shouldn’t have to feel bad just because I have a different way of having fun. No one should.
Introversion shouldn’t be scolded, it should be embraced and celebrated and people who are introverts shouldn’t have to feel bad about it. There is no need to try and change something about us we can’t help.” – yatoofthedawn on tumblr
A little something I read a while back on Tumblr and decided to share it because I wish everyone I know would understand this.
The life of others often interests me, I like being an observer in life, well, what I mean is I’m a really curious person who is always trying to understand everything, always trying to find reasons to why things happen, so people intrigue me. Where I’m going with this? I have no idea.
Oh wait I do, I do. Because people intrigue me, famous people who are always in the spotlight intrigue me a lot. When I was 16 I found a quote of Milton Greene’s (Marilyn Monroe’s personal photographer) wife, Amy Greene and I loved it. Marilyn Monroe always keeps me thinking, her life, her tragic end, she’s such and interesting person to know about. Anyway, I’ll leave it here for you to read.
“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.” -Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene