Saturday, November 26, 2016

Observer

Can we ever be a neutral observer in the day to day things.  Since we see the world through our own personal lens of observation, can one really know what it best for another?

One of my favorite past times has always been watching others.  I think that is one of the reasons I have worked in customer service and sales for my most of my life, so I can observe others.  Now personally I would describe myself as being an individual that prefers to be on her own.  Then why would I choose a career that I continually have to be in constant contact with others?   A client that I am currently working with and I have helped her and her family make several moves over the last fifteen years, recently described me as a 'Social Introvert' and actually that is a fairly good observation of my nature.  Later that day I was thinking on the label of social introvert and it came to me the Observer was being observed.  Which has given me even more pause for thought and self-observation.

"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." -Friedrich Nietzche

5 comments:

  1. such a lovely deck. I'm an introvert also. Sort of helplessly so. I was invited to a neighbors thanksgiving meal. I thought about it hard. Really meant to go. But I didn't. I had a wonderful day on my own. But I know I missed much.

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  2. I like being around small groups of people, but I have to follow up with some solitude afterward to recharge my batteries. I do like observing others though!

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    1. I can fit in to most any crowd, a chameleon of sorts. I still prefer to sit on the sidelines and watch others or be at home deciphering a good book.

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  3. I am introvert too. Your post reminded me of Susan cains book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.

    Apparently Lewis Carroll and Rosa Parks were introverts - we are in good company!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0141029196

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