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    Are we moving towards introversion in our lives?

    I was thinking the other day about how we are using our freedom of expression. The question came up between me and some neighbors concerning how much more or less we are sharing communication with each other. Some felt they only held back if it were new people that they confronted. Others felt that the attitude of the other person gave the green light to more fruitful conversation. Still. Some see it frighteningly becoming easy to shut down a
    And stay in the world of self. One can always
    Keep yourself company but it's nothing like really enjoying the good company of another or a stimulating conversation.

    Does fear hold us back? Is it wrong expectations or lack of judgment as to who we match up with? Short of talking too much. My curiosity often listens too much. But I like to listen. Then there is the style of conversation that causes introversion. I have some nephew's who think I am just square. There's the gender aspect of it all. Culture and experiences in life: I think we should be talking. I just see a short wave of introversion out there which is disturbing.

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    Re: Are we moving towards introversion in our lives?

    interesting question.
    I am somewhat of an introvert. I don't often initiate conversations with people, but am perfectly willing to discuss nearly anything.
    It has become far more of a minefield, these days, and many people have some interesting trigger topics.

    It's a jungle out there.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    interesting question.
    I am somewhat of an introvert. I don't often initiate conversations with people, but am perfectly willing to discuss nearly anything.
    It has become far more of a minefield, these days, and many people have some interesting trigger topics.

    It's a jungle out there.
    The willingness to discuss things is
    A sign of the peace pipe in our hearts, where
    We can smoke interesting things over and enjoy the fine art of conversation. The effort is external. The rewards internal. The art of Ambient fellowship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickiel View Post
    The willingness to discuss things is
    A sign of the peace pipe in our hearts, where
    We can smoke interesting things over and enjoy the fine art of conversation. The effort is external. The rewards internal. The art of Ambient fellowship.

    Part of what we want to talk about is always part of what's going on inside of us. If we never want to talk then is that saying we are always empty inside?

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    Part of what we want to talk about is always part of what's going on inside of us. If we never want to talk then is that saying we are always empty inside?

    I used to talk a lot about women. Now I prefer wine. I used to speak a lot about sports. Now I like the drama of real life personal stories. I used to talk a lot about politics now I am interested in people.

    I used to be more quiet now the stillness is wanting to move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickiel View Post
    I used to talk a lot about women. Now I prefer wine. I used to speak a lot about sports. Now I like the drama of real life personal stories. I used to talk a lot about politics now I am interested in people.

    I used to be more quiet now the stillness is wanting to move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickiel View Post
    Part of what we want to talk about is always part of what's going on inside of us. If we never want to talk then is that saying we are always empty inside?
    Some of us are just too busy, inside, to slow down and verbalize what's going on.

    We have an autistic grandson. You can see the wheels turning, and it is painful to him to slow down enough to engage verbally with us. We are just too slow for him.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Some of us are just too busy inside, to slow down and verbalize what's going on.

    We have an autistic grandson. You can see the wheels turning, and it is painful to him to slow down enough to engage verbally with us. We are just too slow for him.
    There are times when you attach yourselves to his world and let him take you for a ride. At his pace. Being. Autistic has an excitement added to it. He will slow down if he has you caught in the conversations.

    Stay real with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickiel View Post
    There are times when you attach yourselves to his world and let him take you for a ride. At his pace. Being. Autistic has an excitement added to it. He will slow down if he has you caught in the conversations.

    Stay real with him.
    I've managed to connect a few times, but he is like a Hummingbird.
    I can relate, though. It can be hard to slow down for others, wait for them to catch up, and, realizing they never will, to move on.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I've managed to connect a few times, but he is like a Hummingbird.
    I can relate, though. It can be hard to slow down for others, wait for them to catch up, and, realizing they never will, to move on.
    Yes. That is so true. When the path we lay. Or the conversations we have offer nothing but a hardcore reflection of ourselves then we are heading some people into it. A conversation should be an invite not a burden trap. The pace of a discussion should create itself.

    But by all means let's talk.

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