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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Noise & Compassion

What gives you the greatest pause when imagining a world with a large majority of people sharing your basic personality? And, how would the world be a better place given that same scenario?

With a large majority of Pats in the world, the competition for air time could be brutal. Because even though I'm not an off-the-charts extrovert, my need for attention is pretty uniformly high. And when I'm not mindful, that extrovert/attention seeking combo really contributes to the ambient noise of the world.

On the flip side, compassion would not be in short supply. With Pats all around, not as many reminders about walking in the shoes of others might be needed.

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  1. Speaking as an introvert surrounded by extroverts, I can attest to the fact that extroverts can be exhausting, but my life would be very dull without them! (MC)

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    1. MC; First off, it takes a lot of self control for this extrovert to avoid making a pun given your initials. That aside, thanks a lot for the comment and also the solace you offer saying life would be dull without your extroverts. My own life would be chaotic if all the introverts in my life disappeared. This frantic soul needs the ballast those calm souls provide. Hope to see more comments from you.

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