Here’s a little something that made me laugh today:
Source: Pleated Jeans
Victoria Marchiony, a student at Temple University, wrote a column for the Temple News Online yesterday rejecting the pity her peers give her for sitting alone at lunch.
The conversation started when an acquaintance of Victoria’s told her how bad she feels when she sees people eating lunch alone. The acquaintance went on to describe how eating alone is an indication of social awkwardness. What?!
As a frequent lunch-loner myself, I can identify with Victoria speaking out about this misconception of introverts. Here’s an excerpt from her article:
Well, at least not in general. But yes, shy folks would usually be considered introverts.
Here’s the first couple paragraphs:
Unfortunately, as an adult I found this habit does not serve me well. As a designer and lecturer I frequently find myself on stage or in front of a camera and have to “play” someone who is comfortable being there. Years of practice have lessened my fears, but I still have to summon the courage to walk confidently to the podium.