Do you ever feel like you are worthless? Like the whole world is against you? Like you have no real hope for the future?
David Ring had every reason to feel that way. He was pronounced dead at birth and suffered many physical issues because of it. His mother, however, loved him greatly and did everything she could for him.
Then she died.
Could he withstand the negative forces bombarding him? Or would he quickly follow his mother to the grave?
In a world of open offices and collaborative projects, introversion is often considered a liability. But those who believe that don’t understand the true strengths of introverts.
I grew up believing the most popular kids – those who were gregarious and made friends easily – were the best. I also knew I would never be one. I preferred the company of my imagination to the interference of other children. I had a few very close friends and was happy in my world.
Then sixth grade came and my entire class was shipped off to a new school, divided up, and mixed in with their students. None of my friends were in my class, so I spent a lot of time happily alone. My teacher saw this as a problem. To help me “adjust” I was placed in a special class to learn how to make friends. I didn’t realize it then, but they were trying to reprogram introversion out of me.