I am so glad to have found this book. Actually I came across the author’s speech at TED sometimes back but only had a chance to check out her book “Quiet” recently. A lot of things she wrote in this book are so relatable, I hope I could’ve read it sooner. But as the saying goes, there is time for everything under the sun, let’s just be at peace with it for now.
Given this is a loan copy from the local library, I thought of noting these gems for keepsake:
“People aren’t mind readers. As much as we want someone to understand us implicitly, sometimes we have to provide more information. We have to do the talking. Speaking out is sometimes scary, but saying what it is that you want or need is also very empowering, and more often than not you’ll be pleased by the response you’ll get. When you’re comfortable or even if you need to stretch a bit, USE YOUR WORDS. Share your ideas, thoughts and feelings. It’s not conceited or boastful to claim attention for yourself. It’s also not a betrayal of your introverted self to want to be heard. Friendship is about give and take, about making the time to listen patiently and attentively, and about trusting your friend enough to express yourself honestly in return.”
>Susan Cain | Quiet Pp 89-90.
The Ilustrator Grant Snider is of course worth a mention 🙂
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~Winston Churchill