The Benefits of Being an Introvert

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I am perhaps the most introverted person that I know. Someone once even called me “almost dead,” but in fact I am only quiet, quiet in a way that not everyone understands.

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The Benefits of Being a High-School Dropout


  1. You get tough (or die)
  2. You don’t have to hunt for jobs because you know nobody is going to hire you anyway (not that you want to be hired)
  3. You don’t have to worry that your retirement pension won’t be enough (because you won’t be getting any)
  4. You can blog about it and sound cool
  5. You can question the order of things, of society, of yourself and in your struggle for meaning reach some conclusion which can transform you into a person apart (or a madman)
  6. You don’t have to update your CV twice a year because you don’t even need a CV
  7. Women are impressed to hear that you are a high-school dropout and a writer at the same time (not that it comes to anything)
  8. You can go through life without having to work 9 to 5 or to be startled awake by the alarm clock
  9. You can give your best hours to the things you most enjoy doing (provided that you are smart enough to earn a living in your spare hours)
  10. You can go back to school when the time is right, with a new understanding of the value of education, and the determination to study something you believe in

Why Do Some Women Go to the Cinema Alone?

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Every now and then, I put on my hat and go to a small cinema where they screen mostly European films. Each time I notice without fail at least half a dozen women scattered among the audience, seated on chairs like islands, with two or more empty seats around them which never fill up.

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