Carole Morris
1 min readFeb 5, 2021

Another way to think of extroversion and introversion

How often we enjoy getting together varies with the energy required to engage. Humans are, for the most part, social beings — how many interactions and how deep the interaction are just two of the variables.

“Calling to catch up — we haven’t talked in a while.” Didn’t we JUST talk?

“Don’t be a stranger.” It might be fun to let a little time pass — let the mundane subside and the substantial surface. . .

Just when I think I’ve made the rounds, it’s time to start again. Already.

It’s nothing personal, except to me. It’s not that I don’t need time with you. I do.

If only I could see you parachuting in. I’d have time to clear a spot. But there you are with your needs — spontaneity.

I’d be there for you, and you’d be there for me, in a great, big, dramatic time of need. It’s this everyday stuff that we struggle to navigate.

If I had your FOMO, I might be unsettled. If you had my contentment, you might be bored. (But how could you possibly be bored?!)

Ah, humans.

Carole Morris

Living everyday like it’s Saturday: retired. I was born for this.