Being an Introvert

In today’s extroverted society, outgoing and socially confident people come in an abundance. Society values their dominant and exuberant personalities. And they do so far greater than they value the reserved, often unnoticed, introvert.

This favouritism puts extroverts at ease of gaining their place within society. They happily find themselves getting acceptance for who they are and, therefore being able to be the exact kind of person they want to be.

So in a world that favours extroversion, naturally introverted people can be forced into having a lack of self-worth. They feel as if they should push themselves into trying to fit in with everybody else, to gain the same level of respect from society.

But the truth is that we don’t have to.

Because we can 100% be comfortable in our introverted, reserved selves. Without society trying to make us feel like its somehow wrong. Some people are born introverts; they value the need for independence and they don’t need to overshadow people with their own self-confidence. And that’s okay.

The world simply can’t thrive on one type of peron. They can’t thrive just on extroversion. Introverts don’t gain enough attention and recognition for who they are. When they actually may be the ones that value, rather than need, it the most. So surround yourself with people that recognise and provide you with that recognition that you 100% deserve.

Don’t try to change into something that you’re not. Because, trust me, the real you is so much better. So embrace who you are and be ready to take on the world with your introverted fabulous-ness 🙂

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– – ‘Introverts are Awesome. They just keep it to themselves’

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True Friendship

You spend every minute of the day with them and can literally tell them anything. You laugh together, dream together and make memories together. In fact, you’re so close, you’re virtually joined at the hip. That’s why you can so easily call them your best friends.

Then, all of a sudden, things change. People change. And the people you thought were your best friends, and expected to see standing right beside you, aren’t there anymore. And that’s usually right when you need them the most.

Because this little thing called ‘life’ seems to get in the way. People start becoming interested in relationships and parties and, suddenly, the people that mattered most to them fade away and get pushed to the back of their mind. Or things get a little difficult and it’s easier to run away from conflict, than to stay and make things stronger.

And, slowly, you begin to realise the true meaning of the word ‘friendship’. You begin to see who stands by your side through the good times and the bad and is there when you really need them.

Because, throughout our lives, we meet so many different people; most of whom are only temporary. They exist for maybe a chapter or two, but then slowly fade out of our story. Yet, they always teach us something; whether that’s an important life lesson, or something about ourselves that we never really knew before. But, some people will stay a part of our lives forever. No matter what happens, or how hard things get, they’ll always be there and care for you.

And those are the friends we should surround ourselves with and be eternally grateful for. Because, as you get older, you realise that it’s not about how many friends you have, but rather how much you mean to each other. And if you can count your true friends on one hand, then you really are incredibly lucky.

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– – “It’s not about who you’ve known the longest, but who came and never left your side”