My mind: A reality show?

My mind a reality show

I sometimes imagine what a reality show of my life would look like. In fact, for about 3 months in 2008, during the time I was supposed to be preparing for my A-levels exam (I say supposed because I pretty much spent a year goofing off). I was sure someone had installed cameras in my room, I was constantly being filmed and I was playing to an audience. In fact, for about 3 months in 2008, during the time I was supposed to be preparing for my A-levels exam. I say supposed because I pretty much spent a year goofing off. I was […]

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favour working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labelled “quiet,” it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society–from Van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe | Excerpts

“Looking at a king’s mouth,” said an old man, “one would think he never sucked at his mother’s breast.” He was talking about Okonkwo, who had risen so suddenly from great poverty and misfortune to be one of the lords of the clan. The old man bore no ill will towards Okonkwo. Indeed he respected him for his industry and success. But he was struck, as most people were, by Okonkwo’s brusqueness in dealing with less successful men.

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