QUIET

Dalam dua tahun belakangan ini aku bolak balik menonaktifkan akun medsos. Alasannya? Terlalu berisik. Tak hanya melelahkan dalam dunia nyata, ocehan acak dari banyak orang di dunia maya ternyata juga bisa bikin pusing kepala. Sampai pada suatu titik muncul keraguan, apa aku yang aneh sendiri karena terlalu mudah terganggu dengan kebisingan itu.
Introvert-ekstrovert bukanlah istilah baru. Sepertinya sangat umum dan seolah tak perlu dipertanyakan lagi. Tapi ternyata aku belum benar-benar memahami keduanya dan relasi diantaranya hingga membaca buku Susan Cain ini.

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Working Alone, Wozniak’s Way

​Intentionally so. In his memoir, he offers this advice to kids who aspire to great creativity:

 

Most inventors and engineers I’ve met are like me—they’re shy and they live in their heads. They’re almost like artists. In fact, the very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone where they can control an invention’s design without a lot of other people designing it for marketing or some other committee. I don’t believe anything really revolutionary has been invented by committee. If you’re that rare engineer who’s an inventor and also an artist, I’m going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone. You’re going to be best able to design revolutionary products and features if you’re working on your own. Not on a committee. Not on a team.