There's a rumor that Amazon is thinking of opening a brick and mortar store in Seattle.
Supposedly more of a boutique kind of store than a super store. As a test for a possible chain.
They certainly have the brand name.
But wouldn't that be ironic?
It's funny, but it seems like a bunch of books are coming out extolling the virtues of being alone, and of being an introvert, (though not necessarily both at the same time.)
Being alone allows a person to reflect, to concentrate.
Turns out that having a small group brainstorm may not actually be as useful. Which runs counter to the current notions of incubators and innovative small companies. This seems obvious to me. I certainly never saw a small group in the classroom that ever accomplished much. Heh.
I was reading an article about how the emphasis changed early in the century from "character" to "personality" and how the cult of extroversion took over. If you were not extroverted, you somehow had an inferiority complex.
I remember the father of a friend of mine in Jr. High, telling me I had an inferiority complex.
Well, gee, thanks. I didn't really have one until you told me so.
I was a full adult before I started rejecting these notions. Before embracing my privacy -- my aloneness. I like being by myself, thank you. And no, I don't feel inferior to you.
Different, maybe. Secretly, I harbor a superiority complex.
In fact, I think there are huge advantages to being self-directed.
For me, too much social activity actually seems to knock me off my center.
I guess what I'm saying is, it's interesting to see all these validations of the conclusions I had already come up with. Maybe the current generation won't get labelled quite so much.
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