Today we hear from the people you rarely hear anything from. So, we blow the horn for introverts. Speaking up for the introverts, because they’re so reluctant to speak up for themselves. That winning smile and handshake can land big jobs, quick promotions, great dates. But wallflowers need jobs, promotions and dates as well. And just because they don’t grab all the attention doesn’t mean they can’t change the world.
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anuary 30, 2012
From Gandhi to Joe DiMaggio to Mother Teresa to Bill Gates, introverts have done a lot of good work in the world. But being quiet, introverted or shy was sometimes looked at as a problem to overcome.
In the 1940s and ’50s the message to most Americans was: Don’t be shy. And in today’s era of reality television, Twitter and widespread self-promotion, it seems that cultural mandate is in overdrive.
Susan Cain — who considers herself an introvert — has written a new book that tells the story of how introversion fell out of style. She talks with NPR’s Audie Cornish about Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.
After leaving the garden, Adam and Eve started a family.
When their first son was born, named Cain, Eve shouted, “God has helped us to create another human!” Not long after that, Adam and Eve had a second son, and they named him Abel.
When their sons grew up, Cain became a farmer, and Abel became a shepherd. At harvest time, people would bring gifts or portions of their work – called offerings – and give them to God…