Why Introverts Need Community (via Mike Friesen’s Blog)

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As an introvert, I wanted to pass along Mike Friesen’s thoughts about the need for solitude and community. Concise, thoughtful and helpful – yes, he’s an introvert alright :)

One of my favorite Philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard once said this “Its in the presence of people, that I find my love of solitude. And, its in my time of solitude, I find my love of people.” I find this statement, as an introvert, remarkably true. Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his book Life Together makes wonderful notes about what it means to be in community. He points out that perfect silence brings perfect speech. As well, that a person who cannot han … Read More

via Mike Friesen’s Blog

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