Saturday, March 21, 2009

On Natural Selection

Even though I don't consider myself shy, here's a quote that I find relevant (and amusing):

"Yeah, well, you know, frankly, you're doomed. You and all the other shy people are. Natural selection favors the loud and the aggressive. I don't mean this in a bad way, but genetically speaking you're a cul de sac."

Excerpt from Black Books


Monday, March 2, 2009

Reclusive = Easily Forgotten

This morning, a co-worker messaged me briefly. Here's the bulk of it:

She said: Hey, good morning ... so the beard is back huh?
I said: Ya, for the moment
She said: for the moment?
I said: I need to maintain my disguise
She said: well .. you are incognito anyway... no one remembers you work here anymore anyway ;)
I said: That's the plan


Even though I played it off and pretended that it meant nothing, her last statement affected me more than it normally would have. I guess I'm sensitive lately. Usually I would've told myself that it's good to be able to escape from the attention of people so easily. But today I took the statement to mean that my presence/contribution at work is unimportant.

I suppose this comes with being a recluse. Still, I do like to think that my work matters.