Listened to this at work (Thanks J for inspiring me to do one of the things white people love to do), and I think this talk is great. Sometimes, as crazy or rambunctious as I might come across, it’s difficult for me to really dive into conversations with strangers. I often make friends when I’m already around friends. And I too feel that often we’re driven to be loud, attention-grabbing (& admittedly, attention-seeking) people because that’s what we’re led to believe leads to success.
That’s why sometimes I prefer to be left alone to myself, or stay at home when everyone is out playing sports or doing some crazy activity at wee hours. While I cherish those times, I think time alone is just as necessary. I especially think if you’re used to being in a position where you’re surrounded by people, and you’re used to high bouts of energy, being alone is a time to re-energize yourself.