William Faulkner's Okay So Quiet

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Okay so Quiet is about the powers of introverts in a world who can’t stop talking. It is about the bias about our society against people who are quiet and serious. So the book really has 3 goals: the first one is to change people’s perspectives, especially the perspectives of introverts who, for too long have felt guilty and ashamed of being who they were, and feeling guilty of their desire to go off and spend time by themselves. The second and third goals of the book are to change the way our schools and workplaces are structured. Because right now, both schools and workplaces are structured to meet the needs of extroverted children in schools, and an extroverted employee in the case of workplaces. The goal is to restructure both of them to maximize the talents of both extroverts and introverts. I’m going to use chapter 1 as an example to describe the overall text structure and writing expectations of the book. The writing is very thought-provoking, because it…show more content…
For me, it is more of a personal issue, because I know the struggles of being an introvert.. Based on the survey, 20% of the survey participants who identified themselves as extroverts, were actually introverted in some ways, without even realizing it. 30% of them gave me a confused look, which gave me the impression that they had no idea what the word meant. Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert. Shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, introversion itself is not shyness. Basically, an introvert is a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around other people. Another common misconception is that introverts are anti-social. They’re not anti-social, they’re just socially
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