Beware the Quiet Ones: A Look Inside the Mysterious World of Shy People

I have always hated the saying, “it’s always the quiet ones.” After a mass shooting or a despicable murder, this is a common refrain. Reporters interview neighbors who knew the suspect and they usually mention how unassuming the killer was. He was quiet and kept to himself. I can’t recall any specific events or words … Continue reading Beware the Quiet Ones: A Look Inside the Mysterious World of Shy People

Lifestyles of the Jittery & Terrified: Why Nervousness Is A Magic Power

I come from a long line of nervous people. Every time there’s a storm outside my grandmother stares out the window, groaning and praying that someone she knows isn’t on the road. She knows a lot of people. My childhood memories are filled with images of my grandfather sitting in his rocking chair, lower lip … Continue reading Lifestyles of the Jittery & Terrified: Why Nervousness Is A Magic Power

Why You Have More In Common With Drug Addicts Than You Think

Certain people are very easy to judge. Bad reputations remain unchallenged. Opinion becomes truth. It’s easy to judge a drug addict, for example. We’ve all heard and perhaps repeated common beliefs about such people: they’re weak, selfish, self-destructive, they’ll do anything for a hit, they don’t care about the people who love them. I disagree … Continue reading Why You Have More In Common With Drug Addicts Than You Think