Fresh Appetite for Being Alone

Antisocial behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists. The poet, the artist, the sleuth- whoever sharpens our perception tends to be antisocial. They cannot go along with currents and trends. I'm on the benevolent side of antisocial, I don't mind people, but I'd prefer not to have a lot of them around.

Yes, I am an introvert. No, I'm not shy. No, I'm not stuck up. I'm just listening. I'm just observing. I can't stand small talk, but I'll talk about life for hours. I'd rather be home with a close friend or two than among a crowd of acquaintances. Respect that I am reserved. And if I open myself to you, know that means you are very special to me. Solitude is the richness of self. I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.

I couldn't agree more.

Depressed

I can understand you very well - and in fact your second paragraph almost entirely applies to me as well. But I don't thing introvert is or must be antisocial. I like people around me, not crowds but friends and interesting folks. Solitude is lonely and boring - I don't like that!

I am a thinker, a listener, enjoy company of family and friends but am happy with my own company. Not antisocial but do not suffer fools.

Are you on reddit? ive seen/read this article O.o

this is soooo me,

Not necessarily.

It's hard not to be an introvert in Turkey, if you don't speak Turkish.

Conformity is anathema to metalheads. Conformity sucks. Non-conformists can see, when others are blind.

Pink Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall
Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime
Rage Against the Machine: Any song
And for our friends in Turkey, Şebnem Ferah: Durma

Subdivisions by Rush

Sprawling on the fringes of the city
In geometric order
An insulated border
In-between the bright lights
And the far, unlit unknown
Growing up, it all seems so one-sided
Opinions all provided
The future pre-decided
Detached and subdivided
In the mass-production zone
Nowhere is the dreamer
Or the misfit so alone
Subdivisions
In the high school halls
In the shopping malls
Conform or be cast out
Subdivisions
In the basement bars
In the backs of cars
Be cool or be cast out
Any escape might help to smooth
The unattractive truth
But the suburbs have no charms to soothe
The restless dreams of youth
Drawn like moths, we drift into the city
The timeless old attraction
Cruising for the action
Lit up like a firefly
Just to feel the living night
Some will…

and a bit more on the lively side, Truth by Universal Mind Project

Breath. Feel. See. Awaken in a lie!
Artificial day, I chose to fade out rather than to be living a lie
The clockwork under skin
What a world is this we fail to realize
All our innocence, in a sense is keeping us blind
All i want is to know
to figure what's wrong with this world!
I can't get that far on my own
We need to believe in something more
Staying awake is all we've got
to save all we're living for
I must be blind not to see the truth
Breathe in reality. Deep enough to see how we've been deceived
won't be relieved. A shattered diagram of life
I just keep on returning for answers
half asleep I've been left out aside
What's beneath this ephemeral surface
and how fragile is this
What truth has been hidden from us?
I deny…

What are you on about? How did you even link Anathema & Pink Floyd with Introversion. Wut

Anathema = dislike.

I was not aware of the bands named Anathema and Introversion. Now that I've heard them, these bands are anathema to me. Get it?

My post was about the non-conformity feelings that metal/rock music espouses. Don't go with the flow just because everyone's doing it. Use your mind, even if it puts you at odds with the status quo. Strip a human to the core; you have nothing without principles.

On a different note, here's a silly video regarding introversion (the social attribute, not the band).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6rr0EcQ1r0

And here's a real metal song on the subject, about what society does to metalheads:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwsxCfn2Ofo

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