My friend Glen


Glen is someone I think I manifested out of loneliness. As an adult I have less friends than I used to. Mostly because I don’t go out as much or hang with people I don’t like they way I used to do when I was a bit younger. Becoming more introverted. For those of you who may not know what an introvert is…

Introversion is “the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one’s own mental life”.Some popular writers have characterized introverts as people whose energy tends to expand through reflection and dwindle during interaction. This is similar to Jung’s view, although he focused on psychic energy rather than physical energy. Few modern conceptions make this distinction.

The common modern perception is that introverts tend to be more reserved and less outspoken in groups. They often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, using computers, hiking and fishing.

The archetypal artistwritersculptorengineercomposer and inventor are all highly introverted. An introvert is likely to enjoy time spent alone and find less reward in time spent with large groups of people, though he or she may enjoy interactions with close friends. Trust is usually an issue of significance: a virtue of utmost importance to an introvert is choosing a worthy companion. They prefer to concentrate on a single activity at a time and like to observe situations before they participate, especially observed in developing children and adolescents. They are more analytical before speaking.Introverts are easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation from social gatherings and engagement, introversion having even been defined by some in terms of a preference for a quiet, more minimally stimulating environment.

Introversion is not seen as being identical to shy or to being a social outcast. Introverts prefer solitary activities over social ones, whereas shy people (who may be extroverts at heart) avoid social encounters out of fear, and the social outcast has little choice in the matter of his or her solitude.

Anyway, out of this need to not feel crazy whence talking to myself in my solitude, (which is ridiculous since I KNOW I’m bat shit crazy and how I feel about it doesn’t matter) he appeared on my thumb. I mean when you think about it you can’t do very much without a thumb as a human being. So I found it quite ironic that that is where he decided to plant himself.  He is a lovely spirit who says everything and asks me to translate things I would dare not say out loud to the folks they are directed towards. Glen makes me laugh often, and when something is going wrong I know he will be there. A great listener and teacher often times, Glen is not one to back down from a challenge. His favorite color is blue and his favorite food is anything you can eat with your hands. Favorite book is “ The case of the General’s Thumb” by Andrey Kurkov. Favorite movie is “Thumb Wars”. Favorite Game is Ms. Pac-man.  He gives Great advice on things and is never too tired to talk. He is my friend and I love him. Glenwald Allouicious Laurent Extophiles Norton Thumbington the II.


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