15 Important Truths That Will Change How You Think About Introverts

Thought Catalog

Introverts can be difficult to know – because we often require a little more work that the average bear. We take time to build real relationships, because having genuine interactions with those we spend our time with is important, and we don’t care for small talk. Because of our Fort Knox-like nature, there’s a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about what we’re really like – and even this post won’t do all introverts justice. We are infinite.

However, if you’re going to try to get to know us, get to know the real us. That’s important to an introvert. With that in mind, here’s 15 misconceptions that we need to clear up right now. We’re not who you think we are. We’re even better.

1. Not all introverts seem like introverts.

It can be difficult to spot us, and it’s not as easy as playing “Where’s Waldo?” because we don’t…

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Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you

This is just soooo touching, at the same time serves as a good wake up call for girls. Very well said!

Roadkill Goldfish

Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you.

Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo. This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word “no,” made you change your clothes before leaving the house, or never spanked your butt for deliberate defiance.

If you ever even consider doing something like that, I promise you that I will run up and twerk so you will see how ridiculous twerking looks. I will duct tape your mouth shut so your tongue doesn’t hang out like an overheated hound dog. I will smack any male whom you decide to smash against his pelvis – after I first knock you on your butt for forgetting how a lady acts in public.

Why would I do that? Because…

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Nuggets of Wisdom: A comparison between Ecclesiastes 2 and Modern Advertising

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Ecclesiastes 2, which describes Solomon’s vain experimentation with pleasure (sex, entertainment and alcohol), possessions (homes, lands, wealth), and even the accumulation of wisdom and knowledge, very much contradicts what modern advertising still tries to convince people, that these are the answers to life.

In this chapter the extent of the search for the meaning of life was described. Solomon reflected, looking back to all the things that he has done and has achieved. He found them as vanity, grasping for wind. He also considered the relative value of wisdom, madness and folly. He found that wisdom excels folly; as light is better than darkness, but found both the wise and the fool having the same end, which is death. He found himself having all that he desired and being the greatest yet he feels emptiness. He hated life, because he realized that all work under the sun was grievous, vanity, and grasping for wind. He have come to realize that the best thing man could ever achieve is to eat, drink and enjoy the fruits of labor, and the only capable of experiencing these are the people who were good in God’s sight; to whom God has given knowledge, wisdom and joy. He saw the sinners as receivers of the task of collecting and gathering to give to those who have been good before God.

Nowadays, we still face the same problem that Solomon has experienced way back then. We wake up everyday, living our lives, being influenced by what we see around us, mostly as effects of modern advertising. We were being convinced everyday that these pleasure and possessions we have are the answers to life. We are being blinded by everything that has been fed on us. They got us thinking that these things provide satisfaction.

However, in an unexpected moment in our lives, we would come to a point that we would be questioning everything; that we would be feeling empty. We would realize that happiness cannot be and will never be gotten from worldly things. They are just temporary. And the most important thing in life, are the permanent things, like love, faith and joy. They give true satisfaction.

The passage on Ecclesiastes is parallel with the objective of advertising nowadays, because advertising simply creates a need for every kind of product that would be introduced in the market to be bale to ensure marketability, but the fact is that everything we see al around would be meaningless if we get into the deeper sense of our existence. Primarily we are created out of God’s love and we are redeemed from our sins our of God’s unconditional love for mankind, therefore, it is love, joy peace and faith that gives meaning to life.

I am the object of God’s affection

 

                   Just this morning, I read John 16. 21-31.  Jesus stated in this passage that everything in this world is just temporary. When he said that the sadness he would cause the disciples when he leaves will surely be replaced with immeasurable and eternal happiness when the time comes that they get reunited with the Father, he promised that everything asked from the Father shall be given without having to ask it through His name, because the Father, himself, loves us truly unconditionally.

The words that struck me mo most are the words in verse 26: “ When that day comes, you will ask Him in my name; and I do not say that I will ask Him in your behalf” and verse 27: for the Father Himself loves you. He loves you because you love me and have believed that I came from God.” Because these verses say that God does not need any mediation to hear us out when we call on Him, not even Jesus. Because Jesus Himself bridged the gap between mankind and God, for man to have direct access to God in order to have constant communication.

Dear Lord,

Thank you for making me worthy to come before your presence, despite all my imperfections and inequities. Thank you for loving me unceasingly and unconditionally. Your love is truly immeasurable. No words can express how great you are.  Please continue to guide me through. Let no weapon form against me prosper. Let all those who rise up against me fall on your knees, realizing that my God is the greatest and the only one God who deserve our worship and praise. May my life be pleasant to your sight and may it be a living example of your grace and love. Make me a reflection of your love and grace. Spare me from sin and cover me with your most precious blood, as well as my entire family, every second of our lives.  Amen.

                     God tells me through the passage that God’s love is readily available to those who would readily open their hearts to Him. I am proud that I am given the privilege of being under the care of the Jesuits, as an Atenean.  In the FB group, I uploaded a picture of myself with my beloved ACGC family, the Ateneo College Glee Club, because through this club, it is my goal to glorify God with the talent that He has given me.

Through the passage, I realized that God wants me to bring back all the glory and praise in everything that I do and in everything that I achieve.