I didn’t choose the introvert life, it chose me!

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Pencil Thoughts

Hey everyone,

Lately, I have been thinking about that funny old thing we call life and all the fun stuff that comes with it. You know what I mean, the heartache, the love, the pain, the laughter, the memories and all the bits in between.

I have been thinking about how introverted I have become and the effect that has had on my life and this is what I wrote:

I drown myself in words and pencils, drawing and writing about my emotions in the hope I don’t have to feel them anymore. I say fuck you to the world around for not accepting me at the same time knowing I have struggled to accept myself also. I am so embedded in my shell, where it is comfortable but lonely as there is only room for one.
Over time the layers have slowly become undone. The layers of shame, anger…

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When Does the Pleasure Derived from Convenience Reach its Limits?

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Tarzan Health

From the beginning of human civilisation there has been a push for progress and convenience. The creation of tools, machines and factories, coupled with advancements in trade, systems and processes have resulted in complex societies that allow for specialisation in a multitude of different jobs and careers. Division of labour and specialisation allows for a diverse range of cheap products that help make life comfortable and convenient. Convenience is seen as a good thing; time can be saved doing laborious tasks and spent doing something more enjoyable. Human civilization is on a steady course to eliminate hard work and sacrifice, for a presumably better life of comfort and ease, where no one will feel like they are required to do laborious work to get by or suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out).

On the surface it may seem like sacrifice and hard work are things that should be eradicated…

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